Following the abolition by the Supreme Court of Employment Tribunal fees, claims have steadily been on the rise. And the hangover from the fees regime is that employees are not afraid to raise grievances, which can be pervasive and toxic in equal measure. In the modern world of work, some spend more time with their work colleagues than they do with their loved ones. When a relationship breaks down at work, its consequences can be debilitating and stressful for employee and employer alike. A traditional adversarial “principle-based” claims culture is not best placed to resolve such disputes and mediation often lends itself much better. In this interactive session, employment law specialist and trained mediator David Morgan, a partner at Burness Paull LLP, will bring to life the mediation process in the context of workplace disputes and will consider:-
mediation de-mystified – what actually happens in practice?
negotiation techniques to resolve employment disputes.
judicial mediation in the Employment Tribunal Service – friend or foe?
advantages and disadvantages of mediation as an alternative to litigation