Employment Dispute Mediation And Severance Agreements

As a business owner, ensuring that you have the time and resources to run your company is a top priority. Anything that gets in the way of that — especially employee disputes — must be addressed as quickly as possible without sacrificing a successful outcome.

If you assume that costly litigation is the only way to resolve employment disputes, our firm is here to show you a different way forward.

At the Law Offices of Denise Eaton May, our attorneys have a proud tradition of successfully representing businesses throughout the Bay Area by using a variety of legal strategies. While businesses depend on our counsel when litigation is the only option available, we also help companies use mediation and direct negotiation with employees to minimize their liability and maximize results. When you need to focus on your business, our firm is here to help you do precisely that.

"My mission is to provide quality advice to clients so they understand the process and their full range of options. You may be able to resolve your dispute through litigation, but going that route may cost you far more than it's worth. Mediation allows you to look at the big picture and solve the underlying problem — all while helping to preserve business relationships and minimize costs." — Attorney Denise Eaton May

How Your Business Can Benefit From Dispute Mediation

Mediation allows both sides to work toward a resolution of disagreements through a neutral mediator while still maintaining separate legal counsel. In addition to being a less contentious legal process, it is typically less expensive and time-consuming than traditional litigation.

We devote the same resources to mediation as we do to litigation, carefully preparing every aspect of our case and seeking every opportunity to help our clients come out ahead. What's more, because mediation is not binding, we always reserve the right to litigate a claim if our clients' interests are not sufficiently protected.

Founding attorney Denise Eaton May has more than 30 years of experience on both sides of employment litigation. Her deep knowledge in this area of law allows her to craft innovative dispute resolution strategies that truly work.

Direct Negotiation And Dispute Settlement

Another option we can help you pursue is direct negotiation with your employee to reach a private settlement. These are most often achieved through a severance agreement, in which an employee is provided with a financial incentive in exchange for waiving the right to pursue additional legal relief. As part of our counsel, we can determine if a private settlement and severance make business sense for you.

Learn more about alternatives to employment dispute resolution in California: Call our Hayward office at 510-244-3307 or send an email to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our lawyers.