Course Description

This workshop is part of Franklin Law’s Employees First series of courses and workshops.

The Duty of Fair Representation Course for Unionized Employees is a hands on, no frills introduction to Unions’ often cited but rarely understood duty to represent their members fairly. This course is essential for any Union member who is considering whether or not to file a duty of fair representation (DFR) complaint. Union representatives who want to get a better understanding of their obligations towards Union members should also attend. The Course focuses on section 74 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and duty of fair representation complaints at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).

Topics include but are not limited to: The origins of the duty of fair representation; Establishing a violation of the duty of fair representation; Remedies; and Practical considerations.

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Why you should attend?

– Talk with lawyers from one of the few labour, human rights, and employment law firms in Ontario with years of experience supporting, advising, and representing individual unionized employees
– Talk with legal insiders who have helped to restore relationships between unionized employees and their Unions and have acted as counsel in duty of fair representation complaints
– Access important information from legal insiders that is not readily available to the public
– Courses are offered after business hours so you don’t have to take time away from work
– You pay only $75.00 plus taxes for the workshop and all materials.

**Please note that we do not provide legal advice about individual employee situations during the workshop.


During the COVID-19 Pandemic, courses are held virtually via Zoom.


Ron Franklin, Lawyer at Franklin Law

Jacqueline Kotyk, Lawyer at Franklin Law

Taylor Akin, Lawyer at Franklin Law