Employment relationships don’t always run smoothly. Sometimes there is a breakdown between employees and management, or sometimes between fellow employees, or even teams of employees.
Workplace mediation is being used more and more to seek to address breakdowns in relationships. Mediation is far from being an easy option. The mediator seeks to create a non-threatening environment within which to explore the challenges being faced and work with the employees concerned with a view to achieving a resolution with which everyone can live. The mediator is not simply a postbox, but will put matters from different angles to seek to assist employees with understanding alternative view points.
At Davies and Partners Solicitors we have Nigel Tillott, one of the region’s most experience mediators.
As well as addressing problems within the workplace itself, mediation can be used after the relationship is at and end and when there is a dispute between the former employee and his or her former employer. This can be particularly effective in sensitive areas, such as alleged discrimination, enabling disputes to be resolved in private.