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Just cause and the troubled employee

A discussion of whether, in assessing the appropriateness of discipline or discharge, arbitrators should take into account “distractions” (such as the employee’s marital, family, financial or legal problems) that cause…

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How and why labor arbitrators decide discipline and discharge cases. An empirical examination.

A statistical analysis of over 2,000 discipline and discharge arbitration decisions and the rationale given in those cases in which the discharge penalty was mitigated. Concepts such as the quantum…

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A survey of Academy members, concerning the circumstances under which they will mitigate discipline based upon the denial of due process.

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Current Issues in attendance

An examination of fault and no-fault attendance policies; “excessive” absenteeism; the use of progressive discipline for absenteeism; disparate treatment; and factors in determining just cause….

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