Your employees have the legal right to have any grievances they may have dealt with quickly and efficiently. Commercial mediation is often necessary to ensure that your employees’ rights are maintained, and that your business receives a speedy resolution to the dispute. Using commercial mediation can sometimes resolve a dispute much faster than via your business’s internal procedures.
The use of an employment law solicitor can be advantageous if the grievance is serious. Your employee or their union representative may bring legal representatives with them to your meetings. It makes, sense, therefore, that you should also have your own legal representation as well.
If your attempts to resolve the dispute are not successful, commercial mediation using an outside agency will be your next step. Organisations like Acas can offer your business commercial-mediation services. You should be aware that commercial mediation services offer a number of potential outcomes to your dispute.
Your business can use commercial mediation to arrive at conciliation. Conciliation is a form of commercial mediation, but the mediator will not impose any settlement on you or your employee. Commercial mediation can also mean that the third party mediator (Acas) representatives for instance) can make recommendations to solve the dispute. You or your employee does not have to accept these recommendations. The third type of commercial mediation is called arbitration. With this form of commercial mediation, all parties in the dispute agree to be bound by the decisions made by the mediator.
It is critical to ensure you have qualified legal representation when dealing with disputes within your business. Solicitors that have experience and training in employment law are essential. Disputes can badly disrupt your business. Use your solicitor to help you resolve your dispute quickly and efficiently.
If you would like to obtain legal advice about employee disputes, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist employment law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local employment law solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 02/04/2013