Stephen Wood Mediation                          

Civil and Commercial Mediation                    Tel: 01295 814 999

Workplace Mediation                                       Mob: 07906 200 469

Employment Mediation in Reading

Employment mediation seeks to repair relationships between the employer and employee or mediate disputes between the ex-employer and ex-employee. Where the dispute is between employees, the mediator will refer to this as workplace mediation.

Employment disputes can often escalate quickly and can lead to low morale, lower productivity, high staff turnover and tribunal claims.

Employment mediation can look to repair relationships and settle claims after disputes concerning:

  • pay and benefits
  • contracts of employment
  • flexible working
  • discrimination
  • unfair dismissal
  • TUPE transfers
  • grievance and disciplinary procedures

It can be difficult to prevent disputes arising and also to deal with them when they do.

Employment mediation is a voluntary process, where the employer and employee agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them negotiate their own resolution and create an agreed way forward.

Stephen Wood can help the parties:

  • identify the issues and set out the agenda
  • explore the conflict and its causes
  • communicate what needs to be said, in the way it needs to be said
  • come to a mutual understanding
  • generate new options
  • work together to find a suitable solution

Benefits of Employment Mediation

  • Cost efficient.  It avoids legal fees and Employment Tribunal claims
  • It is quick.  
  • It seeks to restore relationships
  • It seeks to improve staff morale
  • Reduces absenteeism
  • Aims to reduce stress
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Where an employment claim has been issued in an Employment Tribunal, the agreed settlement will usually be drawn-up in a Settlement Agreement or an ACAS Cot3 Agreement

We are based an hour from Reading and can offer employment mediations in and around Reading.  Stephen can mediate in workplaces, solicitors' offices and neutral venues in and around Reading. 

Call Stephen Wood for an informal chat to discuss whether employment mediation could be suitable for your employment dispute.