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08/03/2010

Individual disputes at the workplace: Alternative disputes resolution. Comparative report

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This report examines the use of alternative disputes resolution (ADR) as a means of settling individual workplace disputes before they go to a court hearing. The report begins with a broad definition of ADR, which involves the methods of conciliation, mediation and arbitration, further distinguishing between judicial and non-judicial forms of ADR. The report concludes that while ADR usage is growing across Europe, it varies between individual countries. Attitudes towards ADR seem to be becoming more positive, with advocates viewing it as a more speedy and cost-effective alternative to court proceedings.

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - J. Purcell (IRRU, University of Warwick
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