Dallas discrimination attorney Keith Clouse believes that most individuals who have been discriminated against and who have filed charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should take advantage of the EEOC’s mediation program.
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process. The EEOC created its own mediation program to assist individuals resolve conflicts with employers. If both parties consent to mediation, the EEOC assigns a neutral third party mediator to assist the individual and the employer resolve their differences. EEOC mediators are trained in both mediation and equal employment opportunity law.
Mediation has several advantages. It is free, and it can save an individual time and money since it usually occurs early in the process. Mediation is also confidential, unlike a civil lawsuit. Most importantly, rather than risking an unfavorable jury verdict, mediation allows parties to reach a solution that is mutually beneficial. In fact, the EEOC reports that the mediation program achieved a 72.1% settlement rate during fiscal year 2008.
To speak to Mr. Clouse or to another Dallas discrimination attorney about an equal employment opportunity matter, please contact the Dallas employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP at firstname.lastname@example.org.