Awards and decisions will be released in the language of the hearing. However, these documents will be translated in French or English at the request of a party to the proceedings, or at the discretion of the Commission upon request from a member of the public. Awards and decisions relating to hearings where the clients have participated in both English and French will be released in both languages simultaneously.

Duty of Fair Representation

Individual officers may not bring grievances against a Police Services Board. However, arbitral jurisprudence to date has allowed individual officers to bring a “duty of fair representation” (DFR) grievance against a Police Association.

Query Results
Classification Award # Award Date Arbitrator Municipality
Remedies   Costs - Request for costs following award of damages - Arbitrator upheld complaint of unfair representation and awarded complainant damages - Complainant seeking his costs of the arbitration proceeding - No jurisdiction under Police Services Act to award costs - Arbitration of unfair representation complaint is an arbitration conducted under Part VIII of PSA - Arbitration Act, 1991 not applicable - Request for costs denied.
See Also: Jurisdiction, Remedies, Complaints
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