Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: W. Daniel Boone, Judith Droz Keyes, Thomas T. Roberts

The Union advocate discourages the admissibility of evidence that is not reliable, relevant and material, and recommends that arbitrators advise the parties why evidence is being admitted or not. The author distinguishes between the introduction of such evidence in discipline cases and contract cases, The management advocate, as well, urges that arbitrators not admit hearsay or irrelevant evidence and that, when an arbitrator does so over the object of a party, the arbitrator state what “worth” the evidence has. Arbitrator Roberts recommends limiting the evidentiary record to what is relevant and material, and concurs that the arbitrator should fully explain a ruling on admissibility.