What to Look For in an Employment Arbitrator
Finding the right arbitrator is essential; the arbitrator’s decision will bind the parties forever.
When parties agree to arbitrate an employment law dispute, they usually agree to the process they will use to select the arbitrator. While that process may vary, the parties should generally look for an arbitrator who demonstrates certain key characteristics. Dallas employment arbitrator Keith Clouse explains:
Most importantly, an arbitrator should have deep knowledge in the employment law field, sound integrity, and solid judgment. Parties need to know that the arbitrator is an expert in his field, that he can be trusted, and that his decisions are reasoned and grounded in law. The arbitrator should have excellent analytic and reasoning skills and an ability to quickly size up a complex situation. The arbitrator should be a strong communicator who is also impartial, responsive, thorough, and efficient.
Finding the right arbitrator is essential; the arbitrator’s decision will bind the parties forever. To find the right arbitrator, the selecting attorneys should gather as much information as they can about each proposed arbitrator. The attorneys should review biographical information, articles, and career highlights as well as contact other lawyers for insight into the arbitrator’s procedures and style.
To speak to Mr. Clouse, contact him at his firm Clouse Dunn LLP. You may send an email to email@example.com or call (214) 239-2705.