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794 - Dispute Resolution in Employment
Professor: James K.L. Lawrence
Semester: 2012 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Final introspective, self-evaluative journal, and class participation during the interactive exercises and debriefing
Special Notes: Only offered Spring Break week March 19-22
This course offers skills and strategies for effective negotiation and mediation of employment disputes in non-union work environments. A summary of negotiation and mediation principles and best practices will be provided. Prior to negotiating and mediating settlements through interactive exercises involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and other workplace disputes, Statutory or common law background knowledge will be discussed which may be needed to resolve the conflicts short of litigation. Skills in drafting agreements to mediate, corporate policies and agreements for resolving disputes through various ADR options short of litigation, and settlement agreements which may include provisions for global waivers and releases of all claims will be covered.
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