Workplace & Employment Mediation
Disputes at work can be extremely time consuming and frustrating to deal with. Not to mention expensive if it leads to absence or potential litigation. That’s why more and more employers turn to mediation.
Mediation is a more flexible, speedy and cost effective means of resolving disputes that avoids the uncertainty, distraction and costs of court action. It is a voluntary, non-binding process where a neutral mediator helps both sides reach a negotiated settlement.
Benefits of mediation:
- Flexible – the resolution is not restricted by the powers of the court
- Private and completely confidential
- Successful – mediation has a high success rate, with many reaching a binding agreement
- Voluntary – both sides have to agree to participate
Mediation can help to resolve disputes at all stages. It can be used early when there is a conflict between employees, when a grievance has been raised or in a disciplinary situation. If a dispute has already escalated, it can be used in the later stages, when a claim has already been submitted to the employment tribunal or court, or during the litigation process before a hearing has taken place.
Our experts in Chester and Shrewsbury are all highly experienced mediators and lawyers. We can meet tight timescales and provide speedy mediation assistance, where and when you need it.
Partner & Head of Employment Law
Download our Mediation Law Leaflet Here.