Q. What kinds of issues are appropriate for fact-finding?
A. Typically fact finding is used in the labor union setting to address issues such as whether an employee violated certain work rules, was tardy, absent from work, insubordinate, etc. It may also be used to conduct investigations on various workplace issues, e.g., sexual harassment, discrimination, unionization activity, and numerous other topics. Fact-finders may also make recommendations for resolution of issues that exist between unions and management, as well as in non-union environments.