Education Services

Solving the Puzzle of "Just Cause" in Labor Arbitration

Session ID: ED5519006O

Solving the Puzzle of "Just Cause" in Labor Arbitration


  • Start Date

    November 06, 2019 8:30 AM (EST)
  • End Date

    November 06, 2019 12:00 PM
  • Duration

    3.5 hours
Registration Closed
Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration for this program closes on November 05, 2019 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $75.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


American Arbitration Association
39555 Orchard Hill Place
Lower Level Conference Room
Novi, MI  48375

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Faculty and Summary

Linda Ashford
Linda D.Ashford

Linda D. Ashford, P.C.
Detroit, MI

Lori Adamcheski
Lori Adamcheski

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PLLC
Detroit, MI

Mark Cousens
Mark H.Cousens

Mark H. Cousens Law Office
Southfield, MI

The “just cause” standard is included in almost every collective bargaining agreement, and yet, the concept is not well understood.

During this program, an experienced AAA® Labor Arbitrator and two skilled labor practitioners will provide their insights into the theory and application of “just cause”, what is considered when determining “just cause”, as well as their views and thoughts on the “seven tests.”

The speakers will also address:

  • The general ground rules in a discipline case
  • Mitigating factors for "just cause"
  • When mitigating factors are not considered

Who Should Attend?
Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resources professionals, attorneys, shop stewards, business agents, and individuals who assist advocates in the preparation and presentation of evidence for labor arbitration cases will find the information in this program invaluable.


As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.

If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. CLE credit is offered for this program in Illinois and Ohio. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 212-484-3283.