Work and Employment Mediation

Work and employment conflict

Sources of workplace conflict are many. The most common are Personality clashes and warring egos (49%).

Others include:

  • Stress
  • Heavy workloads and inadequate resources
  • Poor leadership from the top
  • Lack of honesty and openness
  • Poor line management
  • Lack of clarity about accountability
  • Clash of values
  • Poor selection and pairing of teams
  • Taboo subjects e.g. office affairs
  • Poor performance management
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Perceived discrimination

Source:-ACAS(2011) Thematic Review of Workplace Mediation

Workplace conflict is estimated to cost the UK £24 billion a year.

370 million working days were lost in 2007.

Incredible figures are they not?

By involving an Accredited independent and neutral employment and workplace mediator such as myself will assist employers  and employees in reaching an acceptable Settlement Agreement. Settlement agreements came into legal effect on 29 July 2013. ACAS has produced a statutory Code of Practice on settlement agreements. See www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/f/k/11287_CoP4_Settlement_Agreements_v1_0_Accessible.pdf

which explains what settlements are and provides guidance on the  law, which concerns the confidentiality of settlement agreement negotiations. The advantage of achieving a Settlement Agreement is that this becomes legally binding which effectively waives an individual’s right to make a claim covered by the agreement to an employment tribunal or court.

For more help and guidance just call me on  :-0203 935 9490 or email richard@mortlakelaw.co.uk