Employment agreements often contain provisions calling for the use of mediation and/or arbitration to resolve disputes that arise between Employer and Employee. When it comes to the arbitration of employment disputes, the FORUM Employment Code of Procedure provides an efficient framework through which to resolve employment disputes, and strong due-process protections to ensure that Employees have ample opportunity to assert all of their contractual and statutory rights.
Combining streamlined procedures with the lowest fees in the industry and an expert panel of seasoned employment law attorneys and former judges, FORUM is the best choice for employment arbitration and mediation.
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Please see Rules 2.1 and 2.2 for more information before filing.
How much will the Employee pay?
An Employee filing a claim will be responsible for no more than $400 and may be responsible for less depending on the language of the arbitration agreement. Please review the Due Process Safeguards of FORUM’s Code of Procedure for Resolving Employment Disputes.
How long will the process take?
The length of time the arbitration process may take varies on the schedules of the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator(s) appointed to the case, and complexity of the dispute. FORUM does everything in its power to move the process along in an efficient and fair manner and cases can be resolved in nine months to a year.
Am I able to represent myself?
Yes. Please refer to Rule 1.3. Please note, however, that neither FORUM nor the Arbitrator(s) may assist the parties in preparing or presenting their case, as neither are permitted to provide legal advice. FORUM can answer procedural questions regarding the process in general.
How to use FORUM for Employment Arbitration
Step 1: Generate a Clause
Draft an arbitration clause using our Clause Drafting Guide or use our online Clause Generator to structure a dispute resolution approach that is customized for your needs.
Step 2: Include the Clause in your Contract
Include the clause in your contracts to use the FORUM Employment ruleset and define FORUM as your administrator of choice.
Step 3: File or Respond to a Claim
Initiate or respond to a claim using FORUM's online tools.
Step 4: Engage in the Arbitration Process
FORUM will facilitate the appointment of an arbitrator or panel under the applicable rules, facilitate parties’ filings, and schedule any hearings. The arbitrator or panel will issue an award.
FORUM Arbitration Clause Generator
FORUM's Clause Generator is an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that helps you determine which elements to include in your arbitration clause. Clause Generator automatically builds the clause for you so you can copy/paste it into your agreement.