LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) mediation program is recognized as one of the best mediation programs in the country, and this year the program celebrates its 20th anniversary.
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the mediation program, the EEOC's Las Vegas office will host an employer's roundtable event on mediation and the benefits of early conflict resolution on Friday, July 26. The "Mediation Matters!" roundtable will be held at the EEOC's Las Vegas Office at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 5560, Las Vegas, Nev., from 9:30am to 10:30am. Space is limited - RSVP via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mediation-matters-las-vegas-employer-roundtable-tickets-65004412949
In fiscal year 2018, 6,754 charges were resolved nationally through the EEOC's mediation program, with a 97% satisfaction rate. The core principles that guide the success of this program include the program being free and voluntary for all parties, fair and neutral outcomes that all parties agree to, and all the proceedings are confidential. On average, complaints are resolved through mediation within 90-days of the parties' agreement to mediate. This efficient resolution benefits all parties by addressing complaints quickly and by saving significant time, resources and money.
"The benefits of mediation go beyond resolving employment disputes - it improves communication and fosters cooperation and collaboration between the parties to discover the real issues in the workplace even if the charge is not resolved," said Rosa Viramontes, director of the EEOC's Los Angeles District, which includes Las Vegas. "It provides a unique opportunity to proactively resolve issues and avoid potential charges in the future."
Further information about the EEOC and its national mediation program is available at www.eeoc.gov.
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