Controversy is typically played out through public channels like news media, electoral politics, and social media.
However, employers’ disputes with employees are very damaging to a business than a dispute with an employee. In our current environment, a single major employment dispute can result in the loss of assets because of legal fees and potential jury awards. Handling these disputes can distract, stress, and unnerve any management team. These matters warrant a strategy that minimizes, if not eliminates the disruption and distraction, along with the financial and emotional cost to the business.
Companies in these situations focus on litigation to resolve these employment disputes; however, once litigation is started, it is often difficult to stop, often resulting in huge economic, emotional, and political time and costs being spent by all parties. As such, employers and employees should look to mediate and/or arbitrate these matters rather than pursue legal action.