Employment Disputes in Tallahassee FL that Can Be Handled through Mediation

Realizing the tremendous benefits offered by mediation, many employers are turning to this process to resolve employment disputes in Tallahassee Florida.  Additionally, state agencies often rely on the process of mediation to resolve employment disputes in Tallahassee Florida after a complaint has been filed with them.  Some disputes that may be resolved through mediation include:

Discrimination Claims

An employee who was not promoted or who was demoted or terminated may suspect that this decision was based on some characteristic.  State and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, color, religion, age (if 40 or over) or handicap.  Additionally, Florida law prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s marital status.  During mediation, the parties can truly discuss the reasons for adverse employment action so that there is a better understanding.  Sometimes, they may be able to work out an agreement that results in a change in a policy that may be having an unperceived negative impact against a certain group of employees.

Wage and Hour Claims

Sometimes an employee may not be receiving compensation to which he or she is entitled but is afraid to bring up the subject because he or she is afraid of being fired.  In other situations, employees may not be using their time to complete their assigned tasks.  A mediator can help identify the issue and work with the parties to achieve a creative and sustainable solution to the problem.