Employment Law Dispute Mediation
Many employment law disputes can be resolved quickly and inexpensively through mediation. Mediation is a voluntary, confidential settlement conference that brings the parties together to seek a negotiated resolution, with the assistance of an experienced mediator. Mediation can help both parties reach faster and better economic results than would be achieved in litigation.
Effective mediation depends, in large part, on an effective mediator who is experienced in employment law. Subject matter expertise permits the mediator to provide the parties with a realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions, as well as an evaluation of the alternatives available to the parties if the case does not resolve.
Our Employment Law Mediators
Because of our national expertise in the field of labor and employment law, the attorneys at Kollman & Saucier are leading mediators of employment law cases in Maryland. Our attorneys use their comprehensive knowledge of employment law to assist parties in reaching negotiated settlements.
Eric Paltell has been an employment law mediator since 1997, and has been described as “especially effective in managing the parties’ expectations, fostering a cooperative environment, and remaining neutral through throughout the session.” Eric has mediating with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for over fifteen (15) years, where he has the highest resolution rate of any pro bono mediator in the Commission’s Baltimore office (click here for a reference letter from the EEOC concerning Eric’s mediation skills). He has served as a trainer for other EEOC mediators, and as a mediator for the Circuit Courts of Baltimore and Howard Counties. In addition to his Maryland mediation practice, Eric is affiliated with Positive Solutions Group in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Darrell VanDeusen’s recognized expertise as a labor and employment attorney has led to his selection as a mediator in labor and employment law matters. He is a member of the National Arbitration and Mediation employment arbitration panel.
Pete Saucier is one of the leading authorities in employment law in Maryland. His dispute resolution skills have led to his selection as a mediator by both plaintiff and defense counsel.