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. Our mediators are skilled in both in person and remote mediation.
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. He is a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s Employment Disputes Panel, and has been mediating with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for nearly 20 years, where he has the highest success 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). Eric has served as a trainer for other EEOC mediators and as a mediator for the Circuit Courts of Baltimore, Cecil, and Howard Counties. In addition to his Maryland mediation practice, Eric is affiliated with Positive Solutions Group in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is certified through the Supreme Court of Virginia to practice as a mediator in General District and Circuit Courts in the Commonwealth of 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.