With literally 100’s of employment mediations under her belt, having mediated in the Gibraltar Employment Tribunal, there simply isn’t an employment scenario that Fiona has not had experience of either as a lawyer or a mediator. Fiona’s exposure to the many stories that bring clients to her, enables her to understand clearly the complex emotions, concerns and worries that both the employer and employee have during an employment conflict.
With the many tools of a mediator available to her, and her extensive experience of employment statute and case law, Fiona works hard with the parties to find a path to resolution and amicable agreement. Saving the parties, time stress and cost of traditional court process - as well as aiming to keep the professional relationship intact where appropriate.
“Time and time again I meet with burnt out employees and worried managers who feel on the brink of a catastrophic breakdown of an employment relationship. Stress related illness costs workplaces millions each year and stress related illness, can have a massive personal impact on the sufferer as well. I bring employee and employer together, or manager and team member, in an environment of exploring why a conflict has arisen, identifying what steps can be taken to rebuild it and then examining and learning key strategies for preventing future escalations, by tried and tested methods and processes. Those that embrace the process, do not only experience a marked improvement in the specific relationship being mediated, but also in their general professional interactions and working life..”
This is more than just a method of conflict resolution. It is training on how to successfully navigate a world where conflict, disagreement and problems are all around us all the time.