Most accusers are being truthful. Well over 90%, I’m thinking.
But there are a FEW cases of wrongful accusation.
Dina Bell-Laroche of the Canadian Sport Law & Strategy Group:
In any dispute, including sport disputes, once an individual is charged with an allegation, they are entitled to both natural justice and procedural fairness, regardless of the allegation.
We are unfortunately seeing sport organizations jump to conclusions and sometimes rush to sanction individuals before taking the necessary steps to ensure that the individuals are afforded natural justice and procedural fairness.
With this being said, there may be specific scenarios where it is socially and morally responsible to suspend an individual during the disciplinary process. …
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