Mediation is a voluntary process from which any participant (including the mediator) can withdraw at any time prior to any agreed outcome having been reached.
The mediator is neutral and does not impose any view or outcome on anyone. Their role is to steer the participants towards an outcome that they all can accept.
The process is:
We ask every participant in a KDERC mediation to accept the terms of a Mediation Referral Agreement (this can be signed remotely).
Also, every participant is asked for their consent to a KDERC mediator helping them to resolve work issues in this way. Consent can also be given remotely, and can be withdrawn at any time.
We are proud to offer a choice of the following flexible ground-breaking formats:
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Whichever format is used, the overall process involves:
The majority of mediations are successful first time round provided that all participants are prepared to compromise.
KDERC mediations close when one of the following events occurs:
KDERC Mediation Settlement Agreements can include expressions of regret, understanding/appreciation, monitoring and other provisions covering the need or preserving status, dignity etc.