Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitrations

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Session ID: ED5120001O

Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitrations


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on July 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 5 business days before the start of the webinar. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Online Via Zoom
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  • Start Date

    July 23, 2020 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    July 23, 2020 12:15 PM
  • Duration

    2.25 hours

Faculty and Summary

Jennifer Azevedo

National Education Association Rhode Island (NEARI)
Cranston, RI

Robert Brooks

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Providence, RI

Walter Hunter

Walter C. Hunter, LLC
Providence, RI

Interactive Live Zoom Training

The program will be hosted on Zoom; and a link will be sent prior to the date.


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

An experienced AAA® arbitrator and two skilled labor practitioners begin the program with their insights into the theory and application of just cause and their views on the “seven tests,” along with:

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

Then, using redacted cases, attendees will split into virtual groups, each led by one of the speakers, to defend one side or the other. The leaders will guide the attendees to discuss their thoughts on issues in discharge cases pertaining to off-duty misconduct, sexual or racial harassment.


Who Should Attend?
Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resource 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.



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CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in Connecticuit, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  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.