How do I choose a representative?
The complexity of the problem will influence the level of assistance you need.
If you employ a professional advisor, cost may become an issue. It’s important that you consider this in advance because recouping costs may become a major feature of a mediation and impede your ability to repair the relationship and get back to working together, should you seek this result. You do not have to bring a representative to mediation.
If you are a member of a union or an employers’ organisation, they will have experienced staff who can assist you.
If you employ an employment advisor or a lawyer you should be very clear on your brief to them, including:
- the work you want them to do
- the objective you are trying to achieve
- how much you are prepared to pay