How to Solve the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitration

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Session ID: ED5222001

How to Solve the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitration


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on May 16, 2022 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
GENERAL $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 administrative 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.


Online Course


  • Start Date

    May 17, 2022 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    May 17, 2022 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
Course Full

Faculty and Summary

Angel Cox

New York, NY

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

Then, using redacted cases, attendees will discuss the scenarios, 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. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. 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 (ACE) requirement. 


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 New York. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 2124843283.