How a New York Employment Mediator Can Help
Have you heard of employment mediation? It is a process of dispute resolution that enables discrimination law concerns to be resolved without going to court. This can result in a much less stressful, expensive, and contentious answer to issues in employment law with a satisfactory outcome for both employers and employees alike.
The Mediation Process: The employer and employee(s) involved in the dispute meet, in the presence of an employment mediator. The mediator is not like a judge in a courtroom. He or she does not hear the case and make a decision. Instead, mediators help foster communication and compromise between parties, helping them to address their issues in a focused, non-confrontational manner. The goal is to walk away from the meeting, or meetings, with an outcome agreeable to both sides.
For instance, there may be a situation in which a dispute arose not because of wrongdoing, but from a misunderstanding. Perhaps offhand comments were made regarding the age, race, gender, or religion of an employee. An employment mediator can discuss these issues in a sensitive and respectful manner, reducing not only the possibility of resentment and hurt feelings, but also potential lawsuits as well.
Benefits of mediation
Mediation is non-binding, meaning that either party is still free to seek legal redress through other arenas if they wish to do so. Although a mediator can recommend a certain course of action, the parties involved are not obligated to accept the recommendation. Mediation is almost always confidential and can be a helpful alternative to pursue instead of immediately turning to litigation.
If you are looking for a cooperative method to resolve a business issue or dispute, then employment mediation may be a good option for you. Discuss your case with The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC and let us see if mediation is the right choice for your business.
Contact us regarding employment mediation today
The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC has the experienced professionals you need, ones that are intimately familiar with every aspect of employment mediation in New York. As New York employment attorneys, we seek to provide a cost-effective strategy tailored to your individual goals. To learn more about how we can help you, complete our contact form, or call us at 212-486-7005.