New Jersey Employment Arbitration Lawyers
Arbitration And Mediation
If you have been wronged by your employer, you most likely want to get the conflict resolved as quickly as possible. You may avoid taking legal action for fear of a lengthy and expensive trial. Our New Jersey employment lawyers want you to know the vast majority of our cases settle before the case reaches a courtroom. With the assistance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods such as arbitration and mediation, we can achieve favorable results for you without the headaches of litigation.
At Aiello Harris Abate, Law Group PC, we use our years of experience and legal savvy to formulate efficient resolutions to your employment law matter. Our lawyers are not afraid to think outside of the box to design creative legal solutions.
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As court dockets burgeon and legal fees rising, ADR has gained more and more popularity in recent years. ADR allows disagreeing parties to resolve conflicts without a trial, usually with the help of a third party.
In employment law, you might use ADR to settle cases involving:
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations
- Sexual harassment
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour violation
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
The employment law attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Abate are strong advocates for ADR. Our lawyers are well-versed in ADR and negotiation tactics, making us the prime choice to handle your employment law matter in New Jersey.
What is mediation?
Mediation sessions are typically held over the course of a few hours or a couple days. Within each session, both parties meet with a certified third-party mediator who helps each side work through their dispute. The goal is to reach a settlement within the mediation sessions. You can usually choose to include your attorney during mediation.
Benefits of mediation
Mediation is a form of assisted negotiation. It allows both parties to talk through their disagreements efficiently and effectively.
Some of mediation’s key benefits include:
- Confidential – proceedings are not open to public record
- Increased involvement – parties have an active say in how mediation runs and the outcomes
- Voluntary – you can leave at any time
- Cost-effective – mediation is generally much less expensive than litigation
When is mediation possible?
If you bring a charge to the EEOC, and they decide to move forward with the claim, they will automatically give you and your employer a chance to settle the case through meditation. Mediation via the EEOC is done at no cost to you.
If you are bringing a case through the court system, mediation is generally one of the first steps in settling a case, if standard negotiations fail to resolve the claim.
What is arbitration?
Similar to a courtroom atmosphere, arbitration involves presenting your case in front of an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. You and your attorneys present evidence and arguments before the arbitrators and the opposing party. The arbitrators decide the outcome and the agreement is legally binding.
Benefits of arbitration
Arbitration is often the preferred method of dispute resolution for businesses. Some of its distinct advantages include:
- You can choose your arbitrator or tribunal.
- It is faster than litigation
- It is often less expensive than litigation
- Proceedings are confidential
- Proceedings are more flexible than litigation
When is arbitration possible?
Sometimes, arbitration is the only option for disagreeing parties. Many employment contracts include an “arbitration agreement,” meaning both parties agree that is a dispute ever arises, neither party can opt for litigation. Other times, attorneys may suggest arbitration if mediation or negotiations fail.
Contact New Jersey employment arbitration lawyerss today
Aiello, Harris, Abate employs a high skilled staff of seasoned New Jersey employment attorneys well-versed in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. While we avoid litigation at all costs, our lawyers are never afraid to go to trial if necessary. To arrange a no-cost consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.