A Basic Guide to Mediation

Has anyone harassed you at work or anywhere? Are you thinking of filing a case but were afraid or misinformed to do it? Or you think you do not have the time nor the resources to fight in what you believe may be a long-drawn legal battle that promises no certain outcomes?

This is something you should remember: if you and your co-workers (or other people) suffered harassment from a single individual, there is another route to go other than filing a case in court, and that is asking assistance from class action mediation firm.

Here are the important things you should know about mediation.

What is mediation?

It is a process where conflicts undergo settlements between two parties with the assistance of a mediator. The mediator helps you reach a solution agreeable to both sides to end the argument without going to court.

What are the cases eligible for mediation?

non-violent criminal case like verbal harassment is qualified for arbitration.  Other cases like misunderstandings or disputes with neighbors, family members, landlords or tenants, partners in business, divorce-related conflicts and child custody.

Why is mediation better?

For one thing, you have an assurance that all conversation during the negotiation will be highly confidential. Whatever you say cannot be evidence against you in any future lawsuit. So, just say what you have to say straightforward and make sure to be consistent.

There will be instances where the mediator will talk to both parties individually in private. This will help the mediator to understand both positions. It is also faster and less expensive compared to going to court. The process can just take few sessions of few hours to arrive at a resolution depending on the situation.

You talk directly to each other and decide together. What is better than openly saying your piece and voice out what you wanted to happen in the end? No sugarcoating needed, just straight to the point.

Finally, as soon as you both agree with the resolution, you sign a written agreement that will, hopefully, put an end to the case.