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
Arbitrability   Timeliness - Civilian members - Complainant alleged association breached its duty of fair representation - Complainant delayed at least 16 months in bringing complaint - Delay significant and prejudicial to association - Complaint filed only after complainant took full advantage of settlement negotiated by association on his behalf - Complaint dismissed.
See Also: Arbitrability, Associations, Complaints
Download PDF file 16-005 07/15/2016 Anderson, Ian Toronto

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