Employment & Workplace Disputes
Disputes in the workplace between employees or between an employee and the management can be very difficult to handle. Where employment may be terminated or the effectiveness of a company’s day-to-day running may be compromised, it is important to find a resolution as quickly as possible. When informal discussion has failed to deliver a compromise or solution to the dispute, many companies choose to seek the help of a professional mediation company.
There are many types of workplace mediation; helping to resolve problems where bullying, discrimination, attitude, or management insufficiencies have arisen. Many employees and employers don’t wish their issues to escalate. They wish to seek a way for their concerns over the workplace to be resolved in a manner that will be best for all involved.
Workplace dispute mediation can help to keep the issues on a personal level, whilst addressing the underlining problems in a safe and formal way. Employment mediation allows disputes between parties to be resolved so a healthier and more efficient company environment can be established.
How Does Workplace Mediation Work?
There are multiple stages of workplace mediation, with the type of employment mediation needed being reliant on the individual circumstances of the dispute. In cases where workplace mediation bullying or harassment services are required, the dispute may be of a sensitive nature, and joint mediation meetings may not be possible. Where all parties are willing to meet to discuss the dispute, a mediation session will take place between the affected parties, whether that is multiple employees or the management.
In a confidential setting, any grievances can be aired, and an accredited mediator will guide the conversation towards a place where a settlement can be achieved. Mediation in employment cases can be complex, but often a solution can be reached by willingness to listen to both sides of the dispute and a commitment to resolve the issue so a more suiting work environment can be established.