Labour Arbitrators are not bound by the same rules as courts. They have specialized expertise in labour relations and their own set of case law to assist in their interpretation of agreements between the parties as opposed to applying laws of a general nature.
The outcome of labour arbitration, in many instances, is more difficult to predict than in civil proceedings. Unique situations arise regularly, and arbitrators are not bound to follow previous similar decisions. For this reason, you need expert labour lawyers who have a depth of experience with labour arbitrators and knows how they reach their decisions.
Additionally, unlike many court decisions, arbitration decisions will have lasting impacts on the administration of the collective agreement between your company and the Union. Our labour lawyers will assist you in making long-term strategic decisions in the labour arbitration process that will effectively balance your immediate and long-term business goals.