Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment DisputesPosted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 24 May 2011
As the volume of employment claims increases, so too do the inevitable delays in resolving those claims. Waiting times of over 70 weeks are not uncommon in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, with delays in the region of two years in the Equality Tribunal. Now, more than ever, employers should consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) to resolve employment disputes.
ADR is a non-adversarial process whereby an impartial third party actively assists parties in settling a dispute. ADR includes mediation, conciliation and arbitration. The advantages of ADR over litigation in employment disputes are as follows:
- Less formal;
- Can be less costly;
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