A fair and detailed decision outlining the importance of maintaining professionalism and communication between an Association and its members. The threshold for the Duty of Fair Representation remains a high one, with the burden of proof resting on the complainant.
This Award addresses Workplace Harassment as an Employer process; it is not the duty of the Association to investigate.
The Ottawa Police Association provided "Fair and objective consideration to the Complainant's complaint,, was fully engaged in dealing with his complaints, and then took appropriate actions in dealing with those complaints. I find it did not act in an arbitrary manner".