Today, there are several options for people who want to pursue a legal claim. This includes filing a lawsuit in court, but it also includes alternative forms of dispute resolution (referred to as ADR) such as mediation and arbitration. In both mediation and arbitration, the dispute is resolved outside of court, with the main difference being that mediation requires the parties to voluntarily agree to a resolution, while arbitration requires the parties to abide by the decision of a private arbitrator.
For this discussion, the disputes listed below and explain whether you think the best way to resolve it is through a lawsuit, mediation, or arbitration.
- A woman is passed over for promotion and instead the job is award to a man with less experience. She believes that this is a case of sex discrimination.