Tensions can run high in any workplace, regardless of whether the issues involve current or former employees/employers. When there is a dispute that is causing a significant issue in the workplace, the parties involved may want to consider attending mediation to get to the bottom of the matter at hand. Parties who wish to avoid litigation may want to consider taking part in mediation. Mediation allows everyone involved to go through a process of constructive negotiations with the help of an experienced neutral mediator that can guide the parties towards a common goal.
There are a few important things to be aware of when deciding to take part in employment mediation. First, each party may want to retain their own respective attorney to join them in the mediation process. It is also important to note that mediation can take as much time or as little time as the parties need to come to a resolution. Employment mediation typically takes less time and less money than litigated matters do, so it can be beneficial for everyone. Mediation typically resolves issues in a relatively peaceful way using constructive communication skills.
Some of the matters that are often addressed in employment mediation can include the following:
- Wage and hour disputes
- Contract disputes
- Wrongful termination
- Hostile work environment
If you have questions about how employment mediation can help you resolve a dispute in the workplace, contact our firm today.
Richardson Employment & Civil Rights Law, LLC has years of experience aiding clients through matters of workplace discrimination and other employment matters. If you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or require assistance with an employment agreement, contact our firm today.