The Mediation Act 2017Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 11 December 2017
“I understand that new legislation relating to mediation has recently been introduced, and I am keen as an employer to make use of mediation as a dispute resolution mechanism when employee disputes arise in future – how do I handle it?”
The Mediation Act 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law on 2 October and it is anticipated that the Act will be commenced shortly. The Act aims to promote the resolution of disputes through mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. Section 6 of the Act enshrines into law the general principles of mediation, notably that it is a voluntary process, parties may withdraw from a mediation at any time, the right to legal advice and the confidentiality of
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