Mediation in employment disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution is used throughout civil litigation proceedings, as well as Employment Tribunal proceedings. There are a number of advantages for the parties to consider Alternative Dispute Resolution, most notably the timing and cost savings.

With an employment law dispute where a tribunal case is started the parties to the dispute will automatically be contacted by ACAS, who have a statutory duty to contact the parties to try and mediate. In many employment cases, the parties, and sometimes their advisors, whilst being polite in response to contact from ACAS, do not take up the offer of help. This is often a missed opportunity particularly as :- Continue reading