Resolving Disputes Through Employment Mediation
Lawsuits continue to grow longer, more complex and more expensive. This is particularly true in the employment context where, for employers, attorney fees can often become the largest liability. Resolving employment disputes before they grow into costly monstrosities can often be the best solution. At Thatcher Law Firm, our managing member, Linda Hitt Thatcher, is a certified civil mediator, and with more than 30 years of experience in the employment law arena, she has the experience and perspective necessary to determine practical and cost-effective solutions to employment disputes. Consistently named as one of the Washington Metropolitan Area’s best attorneys by Washingtonian magazine, she is an ideal choice for employment mediation. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows businesses and individuals to resolve disputes without the need for litigation. Mediation and arbitration are often utilized in employment law cases. ADR can save time and money for all parties by avoiding a lengthy, expensive trial. Parties may take workplace disputes to mediation or arbitration as a condition of an employment contract. Employment cases that proceed to U.S. District Court may also eventually be resolved via mediation if the parties wish to avoid the expense of federal litigation.
Linda Hitt Thatcher understands the goals and procedures of mediation in employment litigation that can advance your interests in any alternative dispute resolution forum.