Are you caught up in a messy employment dispute? Is a personality clash causing you problems? Does it look like there is no way around it? Mediation could be the answer you are looking for.
The beauty of mediation is that you stay in control. You don’t have to agree to anything you don’t want to. If no settlement is reached, your legal position won’t change.
Unlike an employment tribunal, there is no “winner” or “loser”. Mediation is all about finding out what works for all parties.
Mediation is conﬁdential. Your customers won’t be reading about your case in the local press. It’s also much quicker and cheaper than ﬁghting an employment tribunal.
Agreement is usually reached in around 80-90% of mediations. In fact, mediation has such a high success rate, your (ex-)employees must contact ACAS before they can raise a claim in an employment tribunal.
Unlike a judge, a mediator does not focus on who is right or wrong. A mediator puts the focus on what needs to happen to make things better for the future.
The mediator speaks to the parties involved to find out what is important to them, what the sticking points are and helps the parties reach agreement. It is non-confrontational so it can help repair broken relationships.
Debbie Glinnan is a fully qualiﬁed mediator and specialises in employment disputes. She believes in making those involved feel comfortable to air their opinions, in a controlled way. Debbie believes this helps everyone to understand what needs to happen and to reach an agreement.
Whatever employment dispute is currently causing you sleepless nights, please contact Parallel HR today to ﬁnd out more about mediation. It could be the practical solution you’ve been looking for.