In most litigation, the court will order that the parties go through mediation at some point prior to a trial or hearing. Whether this form of alternative dispute resolution is successful often depends on the choice of mediator.
Mediation in employment law disputes is more likely to reach a resolution when the mediator has a background in employment law and the ability to work well with people. Discrimination cases, civil rights and collective actions have unique legal issues that an experienced employment law mediator is more equipped to handle.
Dealing With The Emotional Aspects
Employment law cases are often very emotional. The loss of a job or career not only affects an individual’s finances, but is often tied to their self-worth and who they are. When discrimination or harassment is alleged, those accused may not have had the sensitivity or understanding to fully comprehend the situation.
Mediator Carla Cotropia of the Mills Shirley law firm has the unique ability to handle emotions by using compassion and humor.
As a litigator, Carla Cotropia has tried both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ employment law cases. Her employment law and mediation credentials are significant:
- Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, Basic Mediation Training, Houston
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From our offices in Galveston and Houston, Mills Shirley LLP provides clients with the pioneering service and successful reputation we have earned over the past 170 years. Send us a message to schedule a consultation to discuss potential mediation needs.