If the employee is still unhappy with the decision, they may seek other options to try and resolve the dispute.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves an independent and impartial third party who will give the two sides a platform to explore the issues at the heart of the dispute. It is, however, up to the parties to find a resolution – the mediator cannot force the parties to make or reach an agreement as to how best to resolve the conflict. Although it is not appropriate to deal with all types of disputes, mediation can be useful to resolve workplace conflict, such as discrimination, harassment, bullying or personality clashes. As a result, it is good option to consider.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, the employee may proceed to lodge a claim to an Employment Tribunal. With the fees now abolished, it is now easier than ever to make a claim. If you would like advice on how to prevent or deal with complex or numerous grievances, do not hesitate to contact Ellis Whittam. Our Employment Law Advisers can give you easy-to-understand and commercially-savvy advice to help you navigate through tricky workplace challenges such as these.