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NCJ Number: 141272 Find in a Library
Journal: Mediation Quarterly  Volume:10  Issue:2  Dated:(Winter 1992)  Pages:167-172
Author(s): L Stamato
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A review of the limited experience with mediation suggests it may prove to be an option that encourages sexual harassment cases to surface and thus contributes to reducing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Abstract: Several factors emerge as prevalent in cases of sexual harassment: the desire for confidentiality and flexibility, the need for a variety of remedies that frequently extend beyond the individual parties, and often the interest on the part of all parties in avoiding the cost, delay, and exposure associated with litigation or formal hearings. Mediation provides the parties with the flexibility to control the process and reach agreement on remedies voluntary. Consequently, it may be a desirable forum for handling all or even most cases of sexual harassment. Choice depends upon such factors as the degree of abuse, its persistence, and the pattern of behavior; upon the victim's power and capacity to negotiate; and upon the needs and interests of the specific parties involved and those of the organization. 17 references
Main Term(s): Mediation; Sexual harassment
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Conflict resolution; Negotiation
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