ILR School

The Employment Law Mediator Training (DR110)

Available dates

May 4—8, 2020
5 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 2195
USD 439 per day


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About the course

This intensive five-day training program equips participants with knowledge and skills essential for successful employment mediation. A comprehensive blend of substantive law and training in mediation process skills prepares participants to become qualified mediators for employment disputes.

By the program’s completion, you will be well prepared to become a qualified employment law mediator. You will also be awarded CLE credits for completion of the training.

Key Topics

Employment Law Overview

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Whistleblower discrimination

Employment Mediation Process

  • Pre-Mediation Intake
  • Opening Session
  • Caucuses
  • Exploring Interests
  • Working through Impasse
  • Framing the Settlement

Practice Development

Approach and Features

The Employment Law Mediator Training program focuses first on employment law that is applicable to employment mediation, then on in-depth role-playing to help you learn and practice the skills to facilitate the process. Instruction is available in New York City at the midtown offices of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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Sarah Espinosa

Professional Work History: Arbitrator/Mediator (August 2013-present): serve as a labor arbitrator and workplace mediator; member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) labor panel, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) labor arbitrator panel, National Mediation Board (NMB) a...


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