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DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION LAW FOR UNIONIZED EMPLOYEES

DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION LAW

There is a solemn promise between Unions and the employees that they represent. That promise finds expression in Unions’ duty to represent employees fairly by not representing them in an arbitrary, discriminatory, or bad faith manner.  Most Unions make good on their promise most of the time.  However, when things go wrong, Unionized employees often experience difficulty in obtaining trustworthy information and advice about their legal rights, and difficulty in holding Unions accountable. 

The truth is that most labour law firms shy away from the area of duty of fair representation. Unions do not want duty of fair representation complaints filed against them, and most labour law firms don’t want to offend Unions by working with aggrieved employees who might hold Unions accountable through a duty of fair representation complaint.  Most labour law firms would rather have a large and resource rich Union as their client.

Franklin Law is different.  We take pride in putting employees’ interests first.  We help employees to learn about the duty of fair representation at low cost and at their own pace through our downloadable Duty of Fair Representation Video and Tool Kit.  We consult with aggrieved employees about complex cases when other law firms turn them away. We hold Unions accountable by representing employees in duty of fair representation complaints when appropriate.  We provide all of these services without apology because we believe that accountable Unions make for a strong Union movement.

Duty of Fair Representation Self-Help Video and Tool Kit

Duty of Fair Representation Legal Advice and Representation

If you are uncertain about the duty of fair representation or want to file a duty of fair representation complaint on your own, Franklin Law’s Duty of Fair Representation Self-Help Video and Tool Kit is perfect you.  The Video and Tool Kit are designed so that you can learn at your own pace, make informed decisions about next steps, and proceed with confidence on your own without breaking the bank.

If you want legal advice from a duty of fair representation lawyer or want to Franklin Law to represent you in a duty of fair representation complaint, Franklin Law can consult with you, evaluate your options, and, if necessary, represent you in a duty of fair representation complaint at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), at a federal board, or before an arbitrator.