Instructor(s): Sara Slinn
Prerequisites
Labour and Employment Law

This course will be offered at Osgoode Hall Law School, 4700 Keele Street, North York.

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the labour arbitration process applicable to unionized workplaces. The seminar primarily addresses grievance arbitration although it may also introduce interest arbitration, and mediation and med-arb as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The seminar will examine both procedural and substantive issues, including the regulatory framework, arbitral jurisdiction, pre-arbitration and arbitration processes and select issues in arbitration such as collective agreement interpretation, discipline and discharge, discrimination and accommodation, and privacy. This seminar will be taught partly as an advocacy course, encouraging students to apply these concepts to persuasive and coherent oral and written arguments.

Evaluation
Mock arbitration presentation (20%), written assignment (60%), and seminar participation (20%).

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
2

Enrolment

Maximum
2
2 JD

Schedule

W: 10:30 - 12:30