The explosion of employment claims in this country has resulted in an increased focus on resolving employment disputes prior to trial, in particular through mediation. Unfortunately, businesses and their managers often fail to appreciate why employment matters are particularly well-suited to mediation. This, in turn, discourages parties from participating meaningfully in mediation. The following article examines seven compelling reasons why mediation is such an attractive and viable option for prospective litigants.

1. IT PROVIDES CONTROL