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CBAs May Bar Ohio Public Employees from Bringing IIED Claims in State Court

Posted in Arbitration, Courts
An Ohio court of appeals recently determined that a union contract may bar public employees from bringing intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) claims against their employers.  In Marzano v. Struthers City School District Board of Education, the applicable CBA stated that all disagreements about work situations and concerns about possible violations of the agreement… Continue Reading

Want to Limit an Arbitrator’s Ability to Modify a Disciplinary Decision? Bargaining For It is the Best Bet!

Posted in Arbitration, Courts
Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision emphasizing the power of an arbitrator to amend an employer’s disciplinary decision where the CBA lacks an express provision limiting the arbitrator’s authority to do so. At issue in the case was the termination of a police officer for the violation of several police department rules,… Continue Reading