- It’s faster than going to court. Mediations require less preparation than a trial.. They can often take place within days if needed. Whereas, taking an issue to court can take months or years – with all of the worry and cost that comes with such a time delay.
- As referenced above, it’s cost-effective. Solving disputes through mediation is a fraction of the cost of alternatives, such as court.
- It’s private. Most employers would prefer that any employment issues within their company be kept out of public knowledge. No one wants to be known for having a discrimination case lodged against them. They are even more reticent to have the details of an employment situation shared on a public platform. Employees might also be hesitant about sharing personal and potentially embarrassing details in public. Mediation takes place in private, with only those directly required in attendance.
- It can be less harmful to the work environment. Should mediation result in the decision that the employee should return to work, this is easier under conditions where the issue has not become a drawn out and difficult battle between the company and the employee, and where other employees might take sides once they are aware of more of the details of the issue. Further, a quick and private mediation – whether the employee returns to work or not – limits the amount of water cooler talk, exaggeration and speculation that can occur in a drawn-out process.
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