The first book a professional reaches for when confronted with a real or potential discrimination complaint involving race, religion or national origin.
This work provides the user with an authoritative, comprehensive, extremely detailed, and easy to use practical guide for handling race, religious and national origin discrimination grievances. The work is a resource for the professional confronted with the responsibility of establishing guidelines for a company or organization. The author explains how arbitrators decide employment discrimination complaints; he blends law and arbitral thinking on an issue-by-issue basis within the topics and offers procedural recommendations in the event the practitioner must undertake arbitration. There is also a discussion of procedural elements unique to the arbitration of civil rights disputes. Also included are applicable portions of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators handling civil rights disputes, and a table of cases. This book shows that a majority of race, religion and national origin discrimination grievances heard by labor arbitrators involve complaints by perpetrators, not victims. Labor arbitrators most often protect victims of race, religion and national origin discriminators by sustaining appropriate discharge, suspension, written warning or oral warning to the grievants. In a few instances, the focus of the parties upon the rights of the grievant, rather than the victim, has resulted in disciplinary action that is too lenient or in conflict with the law, and the courts have overturned these awards. The author provides answers to the complex questions relating to discrimination grievances.