by Amy G. McAndrew and Kali T. Wellington, Esqs.
There’s a flood of employment law litigation sweeping the nation. Blame the recession. Desperate people tend to sue when they lose their jobs or fear they will. Employment-related cases are clogging court dockets at the state and federal levels. The EEOC is fielding more and more employment discrimination claims.
Facing these realities, alternative dispute resolution is becoming increasingly popular as parties look for more efficient, less expensive conflict-resolution mechanisms. Alternative dispute resolution creates a forum for resolving disputes outside the traditional courtroom setting.
Arbitration is the type of alternative dispute resolution that’s attracting the most attention. In arbitration, parties involved in a dispute agree to circumvent the traditional judicial process and submit their claims to a third party, who then decides on a remedy.
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