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Truth or consequences: Arbitral rulings on discipline for alleged abuse in law enforcement, education, health care and customer service settings.

A panel discussion of three case studies of alleged abuse involving (1) a nursing home, (2) a police shooting, and (3) sexual assault on a student by a teacher.Following the panel discussion, Arbitrator Jaffe presents four hypothetical cases in the health care, police, education and trucking industries, followed by questions relevant to the imposition of …

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The author describes the dilemmas posed by potentially dangerous employees, and proposes measures that can be taken to address and remedy the dangers. Recommendations are given for the approach arbitrators might take. The Post Office shooting at Royal Oak, Michigan is analyzed.

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The article notes the differences between arbitration in the United States and Canada, arising from differences of culture and of the respective arbitration systems. The author concludes that arbitration, which is based upon the rule of law in the workplace, can deal with only those who will ultimately obey the law. The killings at Concordia …

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