Just Cause. “Just Cause” is the legal life blood of a unionized workplace. It is also often standard for discipline in regard to employment contracts and in employment arbitrations. In an “at will” environment, the tools of evaluating just cause can be helpful in avoiding and evaluating claims of discriminatory treatment, retaliation, and pretext. William Earnhart, Anchorage Municipal Attorney, will discuss the several accepted definitions of just cause and provide a framework for using these definitions to make factually and legally supportable decisions, evaluations, and arguments. He will also discuss how each definition may or may not be applicable to different workplaces and fact patterns. Here is Mr. Earnhart's presentation. 1 General CLE Credit.
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