Mediation is used to resolve labour relations disputes rather than other disputes, such as compensation or dismissal or behaviour issues. In most mediation cases, the parties involved reach a number of agreements that help them to cooperate better. That is why you sometimes see in negotiated agreements an explicit term that the parties “draw a line under the past” or a similar phrase. Sometimes this is not explicitly stated, but it is nevertheless an implicit part of the agreed agreement, which works successfully in practice. One way or another, what does it mean to “draw a line”? What commitment does it impose on the signatories of the agreement? Should you try to explicitly include it in your billing terms or not include it? Mediation is also confidential. The Ombudsman will agree with both parties on what information can be exchanged outside of mediation and how. If you do not reach an agreement, everything that has been said during mediation must remain confidential and cannot be used in future proceedings. Mediation costs are usually borne by the employer, but the costs can also be shared or paid by the employee. There are links below to three type written chords. Each agreement is different and, in some cases, no written agreement is reached, so these serve only to illustrate.
For accessibility, the following agreements have been established, but they are generally written and distributed informally before the parties leave mediation. These agreements are generally a brief summary of important issues on which the parties have agreed and use the parties` own words to explain in detail how they decided to proceed. Agreements are absolutely confidential and can be used to jog people`s memories when they return to work. As agreements are confidential, they are not legally binding and cannot be mentioned in future proceedings. So if you can hold on long enough to give the agreements that have been made a chance to work, and you can take on a professional appearance, don`t worry about committing to draw that line. You agree to do something essential to the success of mediation, but not at any price for your own position, the wheels should go away later. Mediation is voluntary. At the first meeting, a mediator will talk to you about what is going on in mediation so that you can decide if it is for you. If you decide that you do not want to mediate, she will tell your employer that an investment is not possible.