Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution


Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is offered by the Antidiscrimination & Labor Division as an alternative to the traditional investigative or litigation procedure. It is an informal, voluntary process offered to the parties as a way for them to resolve their disputes over whether the employer (Respondent) has treated the employee (Charging Party) differently because he or she is a member of a protected class (race, religion, age, disability, gender, color or national origin).

The mediator is a neutral facilitator who assists both parties to reach a voluntary resolution of their disputes. The mediator does not resolve the charge or reach a decision on the merits of the claims or defenses. Instead, the mediator helps the parties reach a resolution that is acceptable to them. Throughout the years, the mediation process has been proven to be a viable and beneficial alternative that assists both parties to quickly resolve disputes.

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Utah Labor Commission/UALD
P.O. Box 146630
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 160 E. 300 S., 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 530-6800 or (800) 530-5090
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm