Employment disputes in Melbourne, Florida can arise when co-workers, employers and employees or other stakeholders in a company do not agree about something and have conflict. While the parties may contemplate litigation, mediation is often a more effective way to resolve employment disputes in Melbourne, Florida for the following reasons:
- Greater privacy – Mediation is a confidential process so the parties do not have to air their grievances in a public forum. This may be embarrassing to employees and detrimental to the bottom line for businesses.
- Reduction of risk – Employment disputes can have negative consequences for both parties. Employees may lose their job by threatening litigation. Employers may face stiff penalties in front of an unsympathetic jury.
- Control over the outcome – Going in front of a judge or jury to decide the outcome of an employment dispute is a significant gamble. The parties may wind up with unintended results. In mediation, the parties can steer the negotiations and agree to something that does not have a significantly negative impact on them.
- Time savings – No one wants to be locked into a legal battle for years to come. In litigation, there may be extensive discovery. The court docket may be flooded. It may be more than a year before the case is heard. Appeals that stem from a party being unhappy with the outcome can last more years. Even if a positive outcome occurs, the party that prevails must then try to enforce the judgment, which takes even more time. Mediation can help the parties have an almost immediate result.