The answer to resolving these sorts of workplace issues can often be workplace mediation, yet it remains an under-used method of dispute resolution despite the enormous cost to UK business (and employees) of workplace conflict.
Menzies Law’s Mediation Service offers a low cost and speedy method of solving workplace issues early – before they escalate into grievances, disciplinaries, performance management or even Employment Tribunal claims.
Workplace mediation has been proved to be successful in over 70% of cases and is well worth serious consideration for what can sometimes seem like intractable workplace conflicts.
During lockdown, one of our employment lawyers, Anne-Marie Boyle trained as an accredited mediator. Anne-Marie is passionate about how it can transform workplace relationships for the better, often in a very cost-effective way. Having seen so many workplace issues end up in litigation, she is a firm believer that, for some matters, mediation is a truly viable solution to avoid litigation with it’s inherent cost and emotional toll.
So, how does workplace mediation work? To provide potential clients with further information, Anne-Marie has written a series of blogs on the role of mediation for resolving workplace conflicts, its effectiveness and on what issues it can best be deployed. Read them: here
If you’d like to discuss a workplace conflict in your business to find out if it would be suitable for a mediated approach, please speak to us.