This is a chapter prepared for, and excerpted from a sport and law textbook published by Canadian Scholars Press. Its focus is the sport organization's duty to be fair in its dealings with athletes, coaches and other members. Citing abundant case law examples and written in plain language, this chapter illustrates procedural fairness and explains the application of legal principles to the rules of fairness, including matters of disclosure and bias. The chapter also discusses the administrative law principles at play in internal appeals, judicial review and alternative forms of dispute resolution (primarily mediation and arbitration).
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