Steve Hancox Civil and Commercial Mediator

“Don’t let your dispute ruin your life”

01981 500500

07811 068625

01981 500500 or 07811 068625

Terms and Conditions

View Steve Hancox's profile on LinkedIn

Employment Disputes

Horror stories abound on both sides:

I have represented both employers and employees in Employment Tribunals.   The outcome is often unsatisfactory and the cost significant.   Not just legal costs but the waste of management time and, of course, the emotional cost.

Obviously the starting-point for resolution of employment disputes is ACAS and some of the benefits of mediation are explained on their website.    They provide a mediation service themselves, however some people prefer to use someone local who they know by name and can contact directly.    

Workplace Mediation

This refers to problems in the workplace caused by breakdowns in relationships between staff members - including managers or business owners.   Such issues can be very damaging to the business and mediation can be a good way of resolving them.    The ability to talk about things with complete confidentiality is one of the main benefits.

“The beauty of mediation is that this is a process that can be introduced at any stage of a conflict.  Even after a formal procedure has been completed, or an employment tribunal claim has concluded, for example, mediation can be used to help repair relationships and encourage teamwork.”   

Extract From “Mediation - An employer’s guide”.  You can download a copy of the guide from the ACAS website here.

Employment and Workplace Disputes