Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to any methods used to resolve a conflict without going to the court or using litigation.
What Issues Can Be Addressed Using ADR?
Issues related to work that can be addressed using ADR include:
- Damage to property
- Compensation issues
- Terms in negotiated contracts
- Land acquisition process
- Communication or relationship issues
- Workplace conflicts
What Are Examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Examples of alternative dispute resolution include:
- Hiring a neutral third-party to help conflicted parties find a resolution to their conflict
- Negotiating the terms of a contract in good faith to come to a resolution
- Asking a third-party to choose a resolution based on their understanding and vision of the conflict
What Are the Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes?
The most common ADR processes include:
- Mediation: a neutral third-party facilitates the negotiation between the conflicted parties
- Negotiation: every parties communicate and work together to find a solution
- Arbitration: conflicted parties agree for a neutral third-party to come with a resolution of the conflict
How to Use Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace?
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can be used in the workplace instead of going through a courtroom to find a solution. Companies can choose to use ADR for multiple types of conflict such as:
- A disagreement on the compensation of an employee
- A dismissal
- Property damage made by an employee
Who Is Alternative Dispute Resolution For?
ADR is for any parties that wish to avoid going to court to settle a conflict. It can be used by organizations, companies, citizens, employees, HR professionals, etc.
Why Should an Organization Use ADR?
Organizations should use ADR to:
- Avoid spending a lot of money on lawyer’s fees in a long court process
- Discuss the conflict in a more convenient timing
- Have more flexibility
- Have a faster resolution
- Have a more efficient process
- Have more control on the outcome of the decision
- Benefit from a confidential process