Hybrid Action Law and Legal Definition
A hybrid action is one which contains allegations against both the employer and the union. An action is most properly characterized as a hybrid action, where the amended complaint alleges that its wrongdoing prevented an employee from filing a formal grievance pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement. Hybrid claims may be found in cases where the union is not named as a defendant but where pleadings allege wrongdoing on the union's behalf.
The following is a case law defining hybrid action:
Hybrid action is a lawsuit in which a union member asserts claims against the employer for breach of a collective bargaining agreement. It is asserted against the union for breach of the duty of fair representation.[Tand v. Solomon Schechter Day Sch., 378 F. Supp. 2d 120 (E.D.N.Y. 2005)].