As part of its employment practice, Shelton Law Practice, LLC offers legal representation to employees who have been asked to participate in a mediation with a private firm or a mediation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a process where an independent and neutral third party, i.e. a mediator, attempts to guide and facilitate a resolution between two parties who are in a legal disagreement. Although mediation does not always lead to the successful resolution of a legal matter, participating in the mediation process can be useful for all involved.
When you agree to participate in a mediation, it is important to remember that a mediator’s role is not to serve as your representative, nor is it the mediator’s role to look out for your best interests. To the contrary, the mediator does not represent you, your interests, or those of the employer. Instead, the mediator’s job is to help both parties appreciate and understand their risks, and explore whether a compromise can be reached that allows the parties to resolve their legal dispute outside of court.
For this reason, if your employment law case has been scheduled for mediation either with a private mediation firm or the EEOC, you should not go it alone. You need to have an experienced attorney by your side and in your corner who will protect your interests and work hard to obtain the best outcome possible for you.
If you do not know your rights, you run the risk of waiving them. Therefore, it is extremely important that you hire an attorney prior to participating in a mediation with your employer.
We are experienced in representing employees during the mediation process and we work hard to achieve favorable results. Call us today to discuss possible legal representation for your mediation.