Mediation services are an effective way of resolving disputes of any nature and prevents the need to go through Court, an Employment Tribunal or through more formal practices to resolve your dispute. There are several benefits of mediation when compared to Court action, an Employment Tribunal or more formal practices.
The main benefits of mediation are that it is cheaper, quicker and less stressful. Mediation provides various different solutions which would not be possible by going through Court, a tribunal or more formal practices.
When should I use mediation?
Mediation should be used when it appears that other than Court, an Employment tribunal or a more formal practice your dispute cannot be resolved. Mediation can be used even if Court, tribunal or more formal action has started, the earlier you decide to use mediation, the more likely you are to save a lot of time, money and stress.
You have nothing to lose, if you go through mediation and settle, you can inform the court accordingly, and then end your claim. If mediation did not lead to a settlement, you can just continue with your claim.
What type of mediation do I need?
The nature of your dispute will decide the type of mediation you need:
If you have a civil or commercial dispute of any nature; such as boundary, building, contract, construction, defamation, debt, financial, land, landlord, property, professional negligence, wills: You need:
Civil & Commercial
If you have a workplace or employment dispute of any nature; such as bullying, victimisation, racism, discrimination (sex, age, race), sexual harassment, disability, reasonable adjustments, equality. Reduced productivity, low morale manager and employee (hierarchy) / management style, undermining, lack of support, capability route. Personal issues outside of the workplace, being used to fuel disputes in the workplace. Personality clashes, working styles, gossip, trust, lack of trust. Breakdown in communication, working relationships.
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE). Contracts, pay, redundancy, compromise agreements. Grievance and disciplinary procedures. Unfair and constructive dismissal. Absence, long term sick due to stress & whistle blowing.
: You need:
Workplace & Employment
If you have a family dispute of any nature including divorce or separation: You need: