ADA Compliance Mediation Utah
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in order to create a safer and more accessible workplace for employees with disabilities. The ADA outlines certain guidelines for employers to adhere to in order to reasonably accommodate their employees and potential employees. Although this is generally not a problem for employers or employees, sometimes there are disagreements between employers and employees about what is considered a reasonable accommodation. Rather than taking the dispute through formal litigation, the parties involved in the case often choose to settle through mediation.
Mediation allows the employer and employee to openly communicate about the perceived problem and find a resolution they both can agree on. If the issue is not easily resolved through examination of the ADA guidelines, mediation is usually the best option because the employee can openly express the need they see for a change and both sides can come up with resolutions to the problem.
ADA compliance disputes usually arise because of cost, down time and the lack of a communicated need. Mediation can resolve all of the issues surrounding ADA compliance. The mediator, as a neutral third party, can help each party communicate appropriate concern and need involving the resolution of the dispute. Mediation is far less expensive and less time consuming than litigation and a decision can usually be reached within a matter of hours. The mediator may also suggest other resources for both the employer and employee to ensure both and in compliance with the ADA.
For questions about ADA compliance mediation please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000