Perspectives from the EEOC, MCAD, U.S. District
Court and Private Mediators
A significant percentage of employment disputes are resolved through
mediation. Most advocates are familiar with mediation offered by private
mediators. However, many advocates do not always know what to expect when they
are offered mediation through administrative agencies or the courts.
In recent years, the U.S.
District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination (MCAD) have become more proactive in promoting mediation,
including efforts to make their mediation processes more effective in resolving
In this program, our distinguished panel will discuss the mediation services
offered by the U.S. District Court, the EEOC and the MCAD, and highlight how the
mediation process differs between each forum and compares to private mediation.
Among the topics to be addressed are: