Tackling Employment Discrimination with ADR: Does Mediation Offer a Shield for the Haves or Real Opportunity for the Have-Nots?

42 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2006  

Michael Z. Green

Texas A&M University School of Law

Abstract

This paper explores the benefits of using mediation in addressing employment discrimination disputes. It highlights the difficulties for those who expect too much out of mediation by expecting it to transform relations while exposing concerns with those who limit mediation's potential by supporting mythical notions about mediators being neutral. The paper suggests that employers develop comprehensive conflict resolution systems and include mediation as a process that is case-specific and focused on the needs of all parties and not the needs of the mediator.

Keywords: discrimination, employment, mediation, ADR, dispute resolution

JEL Classification: K31, J52

Suggested Citation

Green, Michael Z., Tackling Employment Discrimination with ADR: Does Mediation Offer a Shield for the Haves or Real Opportunity for the Have-Nots?. Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878247

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