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Dispute Resolution Process

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rabid41 View Drop Down

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    Posted: 15/February/2018 at 17:24

If a sporting body has a dispute resolution process outlined in their constitution and one member of the club brings a dispute against another member of the association can the party to the dispute send back a response saying that they think there is no dispute and that closes the dispute?

The rules do not allow for this, they state should the parties not reach resolution then the committee should hear the dispute.

Example: a member opens a dispute against the chairman and the chairman says there is no dispute and does not allow the dispute resolution process to continue and informs the committee there is no valid dispute.

Should the chairman recuse himself and allow the committee to hear the dispute?

Can one party to a dispute close a dispute that in their opinion is not valid?

Thank you for any assistance

Eddy View Drop Down
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  Quote Eddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/February/2018 at 09:44
Absolutely not! The committee needs to investigate and determine if the dispute is valid or not and what needs to be done.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/February/2018 at 11:23
I agree.

You could use the chairman's response to your advantage, by writing to him and saying, "Thanks for stating that we do not have dispute, I take it from that you now agree with my proposition ....... (outline your original position)"

Forward copies of this letter to the members of the committee.

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