We are pleased to present to you version 2.0 of our Electronic Digest of Decisions. In response to our users, Version 2.0 is a hyperlinked document to the full orders, which may also be found on our website. Below are three versions of the summary file: a downloadable Word document, which is more than 200 pages long, a searchable PDF document, and the hyperlinked document.  Each of the files contain summaries of every decision issued by the EMRB since its inception.  You may search various words to find cases that might be relevant to a current case you have before the EMRB. For example, I recently drafted a paper analyzing the various discrimination cases decided by the Board. I was able to find the universe of cases by searching various terms such as “discrimination”, “race”, “religion”, “personal”, etc. Because the documents are searchable, this has eliminated the need for the Complainant/Petitioner index and the Respondent index, which previously existed under the paper-based product. Instead, you can search for the names of these entities directly. In this regard, please note that some of the names of entities may have changed over the years.

Version 3.0, which we hope to roll out early next year, will add the subject matter index numbers (currently  not included) to each of the order summaries.  This would be similar to a paper-based product the agency used to annually issue called the Comprehensive Index of Decisions, which had not been updated in the last eight years. We have converted this product to an electronic-based format and will be issuing quarterly updates via e-mail.  With this capability you will then be able to find orders on similar topics. 

Please be sure to also read the ReadMe First file for more information. We hope you find the product useful.