Employment & Workplace
CEDR's employment and workplace mediator team includes many of the UK's leading employment mediators who bring with them years of experience as practitioners from a variety of backgrounds including banking, education, law, and roles as HR directors with multinational organisations. All of our mediators are committed to assisting clients effectively resolve employment disputes and minimise the impact of conflict to focus on what really matters - good employee relations and organisational effectiveness.
Mediation is the most commonly used form of alternative dispute resolution in employment cases including those that are particularly contentious and litigious, involve single or multiple claims or are multi party. These case may or may not involve professional advisers, lawyers and Trades Unions.
Workplace disputes may involve tense or broken relationships, interpersonal behaviours, disagreements over performance issues and disagreements between managers and subordinates. The earlier the intervention to resolve matters takes place the better the outcome tends to be for all stakeholders.
Whether mediation is used with, or as an alternative, to more formal procedures such as disciplinary and grievance disputes procedures it will always save and deescalate organisational costs. It goes under many names - disagreement, disharmony, dispute, difficulty or difference - but the results of mismanaged conflict in all types of organisations are the same: at best an unwelcome distraction from a heavy workload; at worst, escalating costs and damage which may threaten the future of the organisation or employee.
Our highly experienced mediators and neutrals can also assist with consultancy assignments to develop organisational capability and capacity for resolving conflict including dispute systems design, introducing mediation, developing formal policies and procedures, establishing informal communication protocols and coaching managers and teams through change.