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The arbitration of discharge cases: a case study.

An analysis of arbitration awards involving the question of just cause for discharge for four major categories of offenses. The author considers whether the penalty is upheld or modified, and identifies the criteria used in making the determinations. Arbitrator Aaron forecasts that studies of this kind will become more meaningful as more of them are …

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Report of a study of 207 arbitration awards published in Labor Arbitration Reports from 1950-1955 in which discharged employees were reinstated. Management and labor officials involved in the cases were surveyed. Statistical appendices are provided. Arbitrator Wolff suggests that employees who do not wish reinstatement may, instead, grieve for damages.

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