Workplace mediation has good prospects of success but there may be some situations when it might not be appropriate. Mediation may not be suitable when:
  1. one of the parties has been absent due to work-related stress and his or her GP advises against participating in the mediation;
  2. one of the parties insists that an investigation needs to take place before he or she will participate in the mediation;
  3. the parties have not voluntarily agreed to participate; and
  4. allegations of fraud have been made.

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