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UNIONS - Duties - Representation of members - Duty of fair representation - Scope of duty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by the Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation (PEITF) from a judgment finding it breached its duty of fair representation to its member, Lanigan. Cross-appeal by Lanigan from the decision not to award general damages. Lanigan was a grade two teacher and vice-principal until the school district invoked discipline that terminated her position. Following a dispute between Lanigan and a student’s parent that left Lanigan feeling defamed, Lanigan sent a letter home to the parents with the student indicating that she had retained counsel and demanding...