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Effectively guiding employees throughout mediation and arbitration proceedings

When facing a dispute impacting your career, it is important to explore your legal rights and the options you have for pursuing resolutions. Depending on the nature of your dispute, it may be possible to obtain resolutions through employment law mediation or arbitration.

At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, our New York employment mediation and arbitration attorneys leverage more than 70 years of experience to support clients involved in employment disputes. Each client we represent is offered the personalized and informative guidance needed to maximize the mediation and arbitration processes.

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

Mediation and arbitration are both examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution strategies. Both offer disputants the opportunity to pursue resolutions without the need for costly mediation.

While both strategies are designed to resolve disputes without litigation, the processes differ significantly.

Mediation is:

  • Informal negotiations between parties in a dispute

  • Guided by a third party mediator or lawyer

  • Not legally binding

Arbitration is:

  • Much like a trial in that both parties state their case and present evidence

  • Guided by a third party arbiter

  • Often legally binding, with the arbitrator ruling the final resolution

Each strategy offers its own benefit and drawbacks, making it important to explore the best option for your unique situation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution may be used to address a wide range of disputes

Mediation and arbitration are viable strategies for resolving disputes between employers and employees, including:

  • Discrimination: Disputes related to discrimination based on age, race, religion or any other protected class status may be effectively addressed through the mediation or arbitration processes.

  • Harassment: Victims of sexual harassment or other forms of workplace harassment may wish to explore alternative dispute resolution avenues to avoid the trauma of lengthy litigation.

  • Contract disputes: Complex disputes relating to breach of contract, illegal employment practices and intellectual property issues are viable candidates for ADR.

  • Wage and hour claims: Utilizing the ADR process to address disputes stemming from unpaid or underpaid wages may help to resolve the issue without unnecessary expense or drawn out legal battles.

  • Wrongful termination: Many wrongful termination cases have been resolved without litigation thanks to ADR processes. Mediation and arbitration allow both parties to avoid the discomfort and stress related to wrongful termination litigation.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss the mediation and arbitration processes with one of our New York employment attorneys

If you have encountered a dispute relating to your employment, wages or adverse treatment in the workplace, it is important to understand your legal rights and options for pursuing resolutions. At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, our New York mediation and arbitration attorneys are committed to helping you pursue the favorable resolutions you deserve.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your mediation or arbitration concerns with one of our New York employment attorneys, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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