Employment Mediation


Mediation can be an effective tool for helping employees and employers settle disputes related to the workplace.

The process brings together all parties involved in a dispute to discuss the issue at hand. These discussions are overseen by a third party neutral, called a mediator, who is typically an expert in employment law issues, as well as communication and alternative dispute resolution. The goal is to find a solution in the most efficient means possible. The ultimate goal of mediation is to bring disputing parties voluntarily together to create the best possible resolution, even if it is something that would not have been an option had the dispute gone to the courtroom.

Robert Heywood mediates a variety of employment law issues in Northern California, including:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace disputes
  • Wrongful termination
  • Disability accommodation and other ADA related matters

One of the best things about employment mediation is that it protects all parties involved. It is a confidential process, so nobody outside of the mediation session knows what is discussed. Furthermore, the process is amicable and promotes communication and teamwork, so it might be possible to preserve a mutually beneficial relationship.

The key to a successful workplace dispute mediation is to find a mediator that is experienced and understands employment laws in your area. Robert Heywood can help. He has years of experience working with employers, employees, and job applicants to resolve their legal disputes.

For more information or to schedule a consultation in Northern California with Robert, contact him at 510.465.4850 or by email at robert@rheywoodlaw.com.