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Employment Law
ADR & Mediation
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a detailed introduction to employment mediation. It sets out the advantages of using mediation and gives the listener some guidance as to what kind of claims are most amenable to the mediation procedure. It provides an introduction to each of the four types of mediation and explains when each should be considered.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a 'mediation' is and the role that the mediator plays in the process;
  • Appreciate the advantages of mediating, particularly the importance of confidentiality;
  • Understand when mediation should be used;
  • Understand the cultural shift which is required for mediation to succeed on a wider scale: from fighting to conciliating;
  • Understand the four different types of mediation: (i) workplace, (ii) ACAS pre-claim, (iii) judicial mediation and (iv) ACAS post-claim.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (2009).

In this podcast, Angharad Harris, a Partner at Watson Farley and Williams discusses the use of mediation in employment disputes. Angharad provides a detailed introduction to the concept of mediation and its advantages before moving on to discuss the four types of mediation: (i) workplace mediation, (ii) ACAS pre-claim conciliation, (iii) judicial mediation and (iv) ACAS post-claim conciliation.

Podcast added: 26/08/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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