OMBUDSMAN MediatorDr. Francine Schlaks

Lets us help you settle your disputes out of court.

90% settlement rate. Over 3,000 workplace disputes resolved.

EMPLOYMENT MEDIATION

Cost effective, efficient, and fast method to solve many disputes before they turn into complex and drawn out litigations with substantial legal fees for your clients.

Mediation is a cost effective, efficient, and fast method to solve many disputes before they turn into complex and drawn out litigations with substantial legal fees for your clients. Often, the interests of both parties are overlooked in preliminary negotiations, and a skilled mediator can bring out real substantive conflicts regarding Discrimination issues such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination, hostile workplace, ADA & reasonable accommodations, and other related discrimination claims in such a way as to resolve them without further legal proceedings.

Some key benefits of mediation:

  • Complete confidentiality
  • Flexibility (can mediate at anytime during process).
  • Protects against unwanted publicity by circumventing formal complaints
  • Greater control and predictability of outcomes
  • Comprehensive and customized agreements
  • 90% Settlement Rate
  • Controlled Cost Mutually satisfactory outcomes
  • Effective and speedy

Additionally, A Matter of Mediation provides a pre-mediation service for a small fee, which includes reviewing the case and private conferences with both sides to determine if mediation is a viable prospect in the matter. This will save you time and money, and help you determine the best course of action.

ABOUT OUR PRACTICEMeet Francine D. Schlaks, M.Sc., Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Schlaks is an OMBUDSMAN and has experience as an Internal Federal Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She also has been a Federal Mediator for the United States Post Office, HUD, and Forest Services and was a Senior State Mediator for California employee disputes, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Department of many State Superior Court Mediation Panels. When she was at the IRS, she built and managed OMBUDSMAN for the IRS which had over 100,000 people.

Dr. Schlaks has successfully resolved over 3,000 complex employee workplace disputes since 1992. Dr. Schlaks has been a corporate trainer and has taught Negotiations, Mediation, and Management to the U.S. Air Force. She received her M.Sc., and Ph.D. from Colorado School of Mines graduated from UWLA Law School where she was the Assistant Editor of the Law review.