Employment Disputes – Mediation for Bullying & Harassment

Hasan SadikEmployment Disputes

bullying and harassment

As the working population continues to grow, there comes the increased risk of bullying and harassment in the workplace. According to the Gov UK website, ‘bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended’. Although there are no legislations in place to protect against bullying, the Equality Act 2010 protects employees from being harassed due to factors … Read More

Employment Disputes – Mediation for Discrimination

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In the second of our articles on employment disputes, we are going to focus on discrimination. Employment disputes involving discrimination can be some of the most complex and sensitive that a business will encounter. For many, these issues are the hardest to solve as they deal with deep rooted emotions and feelings of inequality for the employee in question. As … Read More

Employment Disputes – Mediation for Wrongful Dismissal

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wrongful dismissal

A key area of employment dispute that can be solved through mediation is wrongful dismissal. In legal terms, this is a claim for a breach of the employment contract entered into by both the employee and the employer. It differs from the term ‘unfair dismissal’ which is recognised as a statutory right and is ordinarily relevant for employees that have … Read More

Five Facts about Mediation

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation

Five facts about mediation

Applicable to businesses, consumers, communities, contracts, human resources, families, personal injuries, public policies and property, mediation is a heavyweight method of alternative dispute resolution. Here are five facts about mediation, the process and the outcomes. 1. It’s accessible There are many misconceptions about mediation. One of which is that it’s not commonly accessible. Even the stringent and archaic UK court … Read More

Will the abolition of employment tribunal fees increase the use of mediation for employment dispute resolution?

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legal hammer

Last year UNISON won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law, after a four-year legal battle. On 26 July 2017, The Supreme Court declared employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal fees were unlawful, and abolished them with immediate effect. Unison general secretary, Dave Prentis, said the ruling was “a major victory for employees everywhere”. But the outcome … Read More

External mediator bought in to resolve pensions row at Royal Mail

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Royal Mail

The most recent high profile case of mediation being used to resolve a dispute, is that of Royal Mail and the Communications Workers Union (CWU). The row over Royal Mail’s plans to replace the company’s defined benefit pension scheme started back in April. Royal Mail was privatised in 2013 and have been trying to modernise by reducing layers of management, … Read More