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In an Employment context, mediation most often arises as an alternative to a contested Employment tribunal hearing.
This can take the form of Judicial Mediation initiated by the Employment Tribunal itself or a private mediation initiated by the parties who instruct a private mediator.
Private mediation is particularly helpful in high value or complex disputes.
Workplace Mediation is most often utilised to avoid a formal dispute being referred to an Employment Tribunal. Examples of situations that might cause an employer to consider promoting workplace mediation could include;
In most instances the objective of the mediation is to resolve the existing conflict and prepare the ground for a more harmonious and effective relationship going forward.
David would work with you, the employer to agree a structure for the mediation and then engage in a structured process with the affected employee(s). All matters and processes are conducted in confidence.
The Legal 500 2020