When disputes between employer and employee arise, before or after termination of employment, consider mediation as an alternative to expensive litigation in court. Our experienced employment mediators may be able to resolve differences allowing employment to continue; or, our mediator may be able to facilitate termination of employment on terms acceptable to both employer and employee, often with creative solutions. For example, usually both parties want the opportunity to move on without their reputation being ruined by comments of the other. A carefully crafted confidentiality provision can thus often be the basis for an agreement resolving disputes between employer and employee. Our success rate in negotiating resolutions is high.
When a current employee asserts a claim, it is frequently in the best interests of both sides to resolve the matter early through mediation. The resolution is likely to be more beneficial than one fashioned by the court. Mediation allows the necessary expression of the emotional aspects of the conflict and provides a framework for creative problem solving. The parties are encouraged to consider creative remedies such as training, job modification, letters of reference, letters of apology, or opening new channels of communication.
The Mediation Group also provides Workplace Training and coaching on Implementing ADR Systems Into the Workplace (see Trainings)