QUFA Arbitrations

QUFA Arbitrations

This page lists cases that have been approved by the QUFA Executive to take to arbitration. Each entry is headed by the grievance issue, then the arbitrator’s name, and finally scheduled hearing dates and location if available.

Arbitration hearings take place in Kingston and are not closed, meaning anybody may attend. The official arbitration day normally begins around 10am, although each side will likely be on site and meeting early in the day to prepare. Sometimes a hearing day will be taken up partly or fully by mediation because it is always advisable for parties to litigation to narrow the points of contention, whether they be facts or arguments, and sometimes mediation can lead to settlement. Because mediation is not open to the public, it is advisable to bring along something to do if you plan to attend an arbitration hearing and the parties end up mediating for some or all of the time.

Harassment
Arbitrator Kevin Burkett
2016: June 29 (cancelled), September 28, 29 (cancelled), October 6 (cancelled), December 20, 21  (cancelled) (Ambassador Hotel), September 14, 15(cancelled) (Courtyard Marriott)
Decisions: October 5, 2016
2017: January 13 (Ambassador Hotel), October 6 (Ambassador Hotel), November 15 (Ambassador Hotel)

Academic Freedom: Harassment
Arbitrator William Kaplan
Settled October 12, 2016

USAT process, Members’ role
Arbitrator Pamela Picher
2016: May 11; November 16, 17
Settled May 3, 2016

Disability Accommodation Process
Arbitrator Ian Anderson
2016: August 24 (cancelled), 25 (cancelled); October 25; December 8 (Ambassador Hotel)
Settled January 19, 2017

Tenure Denial
Settled on April 18, 2017

Disability Accommodation Process
Settled on April 27, 2017