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What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Are you experiencing an employment law dispute? If so, you may have concerns about how long your case will take to resolve as well as the cost of legal fees. What you may not know is that mediation can be an effective alternative to litigation. Considered a more hands-on approach, mediation involves the presence of a third neutral party or mediator. The goal of the mediator is to facilitate an equitable solution. This is accomplished by carefully listening to each party and keeping the mediation sessions focused on resolving the issues at hand.

A knowledgeable lawyer can explain to you that mediation has the following benefits over traditional employment law litigation:

  • Less time consuming: A work-related dispute can interfere greatly with your life. Thus, it is essential that you resolve your employment dispute as fast as possible. One of the reasons business and employees alike favor mediation is because it is substantially faster than litigation.
  • Less expensive: Yet another reason many parties choose mediation is because it is much cheaper than litigation.
  • Resolves conflicts privately and effectively: Perhaps the ultimate reason employers and employees like mediation is because it is effective. It allows the disputing parties to take control of the case and determine the outcome in a manner that is private and timely.

Although mediation has numerous benefits over litigation, it is not suited for every employment case. If you are unsure about whether mediation is right for you, contact an experienced employment law attorney for more information.

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Neil H. Deutsch
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About Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for…

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Bruce L. Atkins
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About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey's premiere practitioners of employment and civil litigation. Mr. Atkins has also been included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Super Lawyers* in Employment Litigation since 2005. Mr. Atkins believes employees have rights that should be aggressively pursued when an employer has wrongfully dealt…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt
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About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigations such as discrimination, retaliation, and whistle blowing matters.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a…

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Robert J. Pantina
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About Robert J. Pantina joined the firm in 2018. Mr. Pantina received his B.A. from Rider University in 2008. He received his J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2017. While in law school, Mr. Pantina interned for the Hon. Bonnie J. Mizdol, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of…

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