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Use of the internet, including email, in the organized Canada workplace, the right of free speech, attacks on the public employer by an employee, and the right of privacy. The compulsory production of electronic communications is discussed.

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A brief overview of free speech conflicts and rights in the public and private sectors, and the tension between such rights and the employer’s obligations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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The author advocates that workplace speech be judged by its impact on work. Insubordinate and offensive speech are discussed.

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The author advocates the “reasonable accommodation” standard for speech in the workplace: i.e., that speech should be limited only on a strong showing that it will cause serious workplace disruption. A historical perspective is given, and various scenarios evaluated.

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An examination of free speech workplace issues in the public and private sectors in Canada.

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This address discusses whether collective bargaining is a public or private institution; the inescapability of judicial review; and concern for the preservation of effective dispute-settling mechanisms through the institution of collective bargaining. The author uses the court case of Holodnak v. Avco to illustrate his concern with the growing use of judicial review to overturn …

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Although changing life styles have given rise to new disciplinary issues, those issues are generally adequately resolved by application of already established arbitration standards and principles. Novel questions that arise include whether employers may be obligated to lend assistance to employees’ rehabilitation efforts and to what extent arbitrators should indulge an employer’s liberal construction of …

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