PIHRA Ventura County
Why Settle? Understanding the
Employment Law Mediation &
Settlement Process for
Human Resources Professionals
presented by Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq.
To settle or not? That is the question. Whether pre-litigation, during litigation, or at trial at the courthouse steps, mediation often is seen as an effective tool for bringing an employment matter to resolution when the expense, weight on the time and resources of an organization, and the potential risks of getting an unfavorable judgment on a matter at issue. During this session, Angela Reddock-Wright, an employment lawyer of nearly 25 years and a top mediator and alternative dispute resolution professional, will share behind the scenes insights on the mediation process, including an:
A -Z overview of the process from beginning to end. With an emphasis on providing practical tools and insights for HR professionals, the session will cover:
- making the decision to mediate and what considerations should be given when making this decision;
- working with legal counsel to select a mediator and to prepare for mediation;
- what happens at mediation and the underlying theories and methodologies mediators use when working with the parties to resolve a matter;
- the settlement agreement and its key elements; and
- what to expect following a mediation. Although many human resources professionals have participated in the mediation process, whether formally or informally, this session is designed to increase even the most seasoned HR professional’s knowledge of the process and to answer any burning questions professionals may have regarding the process.
- Increased understanding of the mediation process, whether pre-litigation, during litigation, or a pre-trial.
- Insights as to the underlying theories, methodologies and tools mediators use to assist in getting a case settled.
- Practical tools and tips for making the decision to mediate, and working with legal counsel to select a mediator and to prepare for mediation.
- Insights on what to expect during and following a mediation session.
- Highlights of employment law settlement agreements and their critical elements
7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Meeting
Named a “Top California Employment Lawyer” by the Daily Journal, and one of Los Angeles’ “Most Influential Minority and Women Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq. is the Founding and Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group. A practicing attorney for nearly 25 years, and a former employment and labor law litigator for more than 15 years, Angela’s practice now focuses on the mediation, arbitration and investigation of employment law and workplace and Title IX disputes. She works with private, public, and non-profit sector employers. She also has extensive experience working with K-12 and independent schools, colleges, and universities.
Angela mediates the full gamut of employment law and workplace claims, including claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour claims. She is the President of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and serves as a Member of the Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Panel. She is a Member of the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators and the United States District Court, Central District panel of mediators. She received her training as a mediator from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. In January 2020, she will be joining the distinguished panel of mediators at Judicate West.
Angela is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Amherst College, and the Coro Foundation in public policy and public affairs. She also was a business fellow with the German Marshall Fund American Marshall Fund to Europe and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Program at California State Dominguez Hills and an Instructor in the HR Certification program at UCLA Extension. She is a published author, speaker, and legal commentator.
This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.
The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
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