Importance of Tackling Emotions in Employment Disputes in Melbourne FL


Employment disputes in Melbourne Florida are often misunderstood by management.  Managers may believe that the dispute arose because of a money issue or an interpersonal issue.  However, very often, employment disputes in Melbourne Florida  are about underlying emotions between the parties.  By addressing these emotions and dealing with them in a positive manner, these disputes may be handled before any type of litigation is threatened or pursued.

Employment disputes may arise for a variety of reasons.  Employees may feel like they or their efforts are not appreciated.  Supervisors may feel overworked or overwhelmed.  Employers may believe that they are being taken advantage of.  Underscoring all of these potential issues is the possibility that strong emotions are at play.  When people are blinded by their emotions, they are often unable to make rational decisions.

A mediator is skilled at handling difficult emotions.  During private caucuses, the mediator may listen to each party’s side of the story and demonstrate empathy.  A mediator can deal with strong emotions without interrupting the party.  At the same time since the mediator is in a neutral position, he or she can offer possible suggestions that can be explored as options to resolving a dispute.  Because the mediator has demonstrated empathy and listened intently, he or she is often able to better serve the party’s interests.  The party benefits from being able to fully express these emotions without fear of judgment or retribution.