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Alternative dispute resolution in the workplace

24 November 2016

Workplace disputes are disruptive and, in many cases, expensive for businesses, particularly if they result in litigation.

It will often be in the interests of both parties to a dispute to avoid litigation except as a last resort.  This depends on the parties’ understanding that there are alternative means of resolving disputes.

There are a range of methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) available.  Making the appropriate choice at the most suitable point in a dispute gives employers the best chance of keeping cost and workplace disruption to a minimum.

This Inbrief summarises the types of ADR available in relation to workplace disputes.

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