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Reframing Resolution - Managing Conflict and Resolving Individual Employment Disputes in the Contemporary Workplace

The resolution of individual employment disputes has become a crucial issue for policy-makers and practitioners in the UK. Accordingly, this seminar series brings together, for the first time, the leading centres of academic research in this area to provide a forum in which cutting-edge research from both the UK and the USA will be presented and explored.

The series will develop new conceptual approaches to the understanding the nature of individual workplace conflict and the pattern of individual employment disputes. It will also examine the way in which organisations manage conflict and how this is shaped by HR strategies and structures of employee representation. Furthermore, the potential of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation will be assessed. In this way the seminar series will provide key insights into ongoing policy debates over the legal regulation of employment and workplace dispute resolution, define a future research agenda and lay the foundations for the development of increased research capacity.

The series, which is sponsored by Acas, CMP Resolutions, Consensio Partners, and TCM Group will also draw on the experiences of leading practitioners and policy-makers to share knowledge and identify innovative approaches to conflict management and resolution.
Overall Programme

  • Understanding individual employment disputes, University of Strathclyde - 11 October 2012
  • Resolving workplace disputes - employee voice, engagement and representation, University of Central Lancashire -12 December 2012
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution - outcomes and impacts -Swansea University, 14 February 2013
  • The management of workplace conflict - structures, systems and strategies, Queen's University Belfast -18 April 2013
  • The changing face of legal regulation - rights, resolution and efficiency, The University of Warwick - 5 June 2013
  • Managing conflict and resolving disputes - synthesising research, practice and policy, University of Westminster - 6 September 2013

Please see the series website.  

Power of 3

Speaker: Alex Efthymiades Date: 21 February 2013 Podcast