Mediation: A Collaborative Approach to Resolving Employment Disputes
If you have been discriminated against at work, terminated without cause, or not paid overtime wages, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You may be worried about losing your job, or you may be hesitant to confront your employer.
Mediation can be a helpful way to resolve employment disputes without going to court. Mediation is a confidential process in which a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps the parties involved in the dispute to communicate and negotiate a mutually agreeable solution.
Mediation can be a particularly effective way to resolve employment disputes because it allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome. In mediation, the parties are not bound by the mediator’s suggestions, but they are free to accept or reject them. This can be especially important in employment disputes, where the parties may have very different interests and goals.
Mediation can also be a helpful way to preserve relationships between the parties. If the parties can resolve their dispute through mediation, they may be more likely to be able to work together effectively in the future.
Here are some of the benefits of mediation for employment disputes:
- It is a confidential process.
- It is a voluntary process.
- It allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome.
- It can be a helpful way to preserve relationships between the parties.
- It can be a faster and less expensive way to resolve disputes than going to court.
If you have been invited to mediate your case by an agency or your employer/former employer, give us a call today. We can represent you at the mediation to ensure you are fairly represented.
- According to a 2022 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 72% of employers offer mediation to resolve employee disputes.
- A 2021 study by the American Arbitration Association found that the success rate for mediation of employment disputes is 85%.
- A 2020 study by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service found that the average time to resolve an employment dispute through mediation is 60 days.
Mediation can be a helpful way to resolve employment disputes without going to court. If you have been discriminated against at work, terminated without cause, or not paid overtime wages, contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your mediation options.