Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is widely recognised as one of the most successful techniques for resolving workplace conflict, having recently been elevated to statute with the introduction of the Mediation Bill (2012).

Mediation is where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates parties in dispute to have a difficult conversation and skilfully helps them find a resolution to their problems, in a safe and equitable way.  It is process that facilitates communication and negotiation between the parties to the conflict and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to prevent or resolve a dispute and to assist them to reach a mutually acceptable solution.  Mutually agreed settlements that occur through mediation are more sustainable and more likely to be complied with than recommendations that are imposed by a third party.

Mediation is generally less expensive than other forms of formal dispute resolution and disputes are usually resolved more rapidly through mediation than courts or investigatory means.

Given the success of mediation, the courts take a very negative view of employers who do not provide mediation as an option for resolving disputes and many employers are now providing for mediation in contracts of employment, as opposed to offering it as an optional extra in grievance policies.

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  • A full mediation service with an exceptional success rate
  • Experienced and Certified Mediators – all our mediators are fully trained and certified by the Mediators Institute of Ireland, Practitioner level with extensive experience in workplace conflicts

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