- Unpaid Wages and Overtime
- Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
- Hostile Work Environment
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- National Origin & Ethnic-based Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Wrongful Termination and Retaliation
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Housing Discrimination
- Employment Contracts
- Severance Agreements
- Civil Service Discipline
- Work Related Investigatory Interviews
- Civil Service Appeals
- N.Y. C.P.L.R. Article 78 Special Proceedings
- Private Sector Employee Discipline
- Other Practice Areas
Conflict Resolution through Non-Binding Mediation
Increasingly, disputes between employers and employees are resolved through mediation. Rather than going to court and litigating an issue, mediation is an alternative method of resolving disputes that is generally easier on all involved parties. Mediation, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, may be used successfully to resolve many types of employment disputes, including:
Non-binding mediation is a process in which a neutral mediator helps the parties discuss their interests and find a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute. The mediator is a facilitator for discussion and does not have the power to make a decision. If the parties reach a resolution, the mediator can help draft the written agreement that may be enforceable in court. Although during the mediation process the parties have complete control of the outcome, it is wise to have attorneys present to protect interests.
Should the parties fail to reach an agreeable solution through mediation, in most cases they may still have the option to take their case to court. Although Mr. Zapata is an experienced litigator and will not hesitate to represent you in court, he understands that there may be situations that you would prefer not to litigate. In such a circumstance mediation may be a viable alternative to resolve your situation.
Favorable Outcomes With New York City Mediation
Our clients have come to recognize that a favorable settlement can be obtained in mediation because the litigation process can be stressful for some of our clients and attempting to resolve the matter through mediation can result in less stress and a quicker resolution. Naturally, if mediation does not prove to be a workable solution, litigation can be pursued.
Call a New York Mediation Lawyer Today
Contact the Law Offices of Fausto E. Zapata, Jr. to schedule an appointment. We will review your situation and help determine if mediation is a viable solution in your case. If you have an upcoming mediation, we can offer advice and representation if you so desire.
Call us at (212) 766-9870
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New York, New York 10007-1109