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Workplace privacy

Hypothetical examples are discussed. (1) A waitress is discharged for rudeness but, in the arbitration, the employer does not present the customer complainants, who want to remain anonymous. (2) A trucking company covertly tapes employees in restrooms, and it is challenged as an invasion of privacy. The company responds that the CBA contains extensive provisions …

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A description of the common law duty of loyalty as applied by courts, compared to the duty as construed by arbitrators under CBAs. The employee conduct reviewed includes competition with the employer, preparation for such competition, doing work for a competitor, engaging in conduct that impairs performing for the employer, the adherence to religious beliefs …

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