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May 2017 Archives

Strict sexual harassment policy may prevent employment disputes

Successful businesses in British Columbia are typically those in which employee-management relations are built on trust and mutual respect. Employment disputes may arise when these two aspects are not present. Such clashes frequently follow accusations of sexual harassment, which could be detrimental to any business.

Employing ADR To Resolve Business Disputes

With the significant expenditure of time and costs associated with litigation, individuals are increasingly looking to alternative methods to settle conflicts. One broad category that has gained attention over the years in business circles is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is a mechanism used to resolve conflicts amicably, without going to court. Two possible avenues of ADR are mediation and arbitration.

Business Dispute Resolution Through The Litigation Process

Thousands of business disputes arise each year in the province. Many are resolved out of court through direct negotiation or alternative methods. Others require stronger measures - one of which is litigation. Unlike portrayals in popular media, a lawsuit is not a quick, one-time dramatic appearance in court. It is a multi-step process that takes time - typically over a year from start to finish. Yet, resolving a lawsuit need not necessarily take parties through every stage.