What is Judicial Mediation?
Judicial Mediation is a form of voluntary alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). An Employment Tribunal claim will be identified as suitable for Judicial Mediation by an Employment Judge during a Preliminary Hearing. If both parties agree to participate, they will be brought together at a private preliminary hearing, which will usually be listed for a half, or full day.
The parties are required to prepare for the mediation and submit a position statement prior to the mediation. They will mediate in front of a trained Employment Judge who remains neutral and tries to assist the parties in resolving their dispute. If the parties are not able to reach an agreed outcome, the claim will continue to the Employment Tribunal.
For more details about judicial mediation and its advantages over private mediation, please see Farore Law’s guide on mediation.
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