Mediation settlements can incorporate settlement terms that would not be available within the traditional adversarial arbitration process. Mediation can decrease the financial cost of dispute resolution and lessen its emotional impact. Therefore, mediation can be particularly helpful and empowering for participants involved in emotionally-charged circumstances such as workplace accommodation, discrimination, harassment (particularly sexual harassment) or trauma.
Mediation frequently results in cost savings by enhancing efficiencies in case management. Effective mediation reduces subsequent hearing costs by narrowing the issue(s) in dispute and pinpointing the nature and scope of the remaining evidence required, if any.
As a neutral, unbiased and experienced mediator Jessica works with parties in a respectful and collaborative manner to craft a jointly-acceptable resolution that addresses their respective interests, brings finality to the existing dispute, and promotes future workplace stability. She has mediated both employment disputes and labour relations disputes.