Can I Resolve a Dispute Through Employee Mediation?

When it comes to resolving workplace issues, employment mediation is a popular choice. Generally, both parties in a labor dispute can benefit from mediation. Rather than going to court, mediation allows each side to present evidence to an objective third-party mediator who then helps to find the best solution. In this video, Los Angeles employment law attorney Brian Kesluk explains the process of employment mediation, and why it’s often the best option.

Video Transcription

In the labor and employment context, mediation is often a tool that both sides like to use. What we do is we both retain an independent third party mediator, who has labor and employment background and we basically set up in two separate rooms or separate conference rooms and the mediator will go back and forth conveying pieces of evidence. And the mediator may come in and give his opinion as to the value of that evidence on a scale of one to ten, the employer has just given me a great piece of evidence for them, I think it’s a ten, you should reconsider your position. And likewise I will hand the mediator a piece of evidence I consider a ten and he’ll walk into the other room the employer and say, wow you better reconsider your position because Mr. Kesluk just gave me a piece of evidence that I also believe, on a scale of one to ten, is a ten, so you really need to reconsider your position. So a good mediator, sometimes a retired judge or just someone who understands labor and employment issues, they’re often helpful in getting these matters resolved short of court or litigation. All initial contacts are free, we have free consultations with any contact, our number is (310) 273-3180 or you can contact us through our website at Feel free to call.