Work With An Experienced, Knowledgeable Mediator

The success of your mediation and satisfaction with it will depend on choosing the right neutral.

For 19 years, Attorney/Mediator Maria Hanna Joseph has helped attorneys and parties achieve settlement and highly satisfying results in employment-related and other mediations.  She settles more than 90% of her mediations.  Some of the qualities that set her apart in doing so are:

  • 19 years as an employment law mediator, & more than 2,000 employment disputes served as such
  • 27-years experience as an employment law attorney, which have included litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, yielding:
    • Deep subject matter and process knowledge
    • High efficiency in preparing for and conducting mediations
  • Extensive mediation experience, yielding:
    • Sharply honed skills in discerning and managing interpersonal dynamics and individual needs (professional and personal)
    • Exposure to a broad array of issues and concerns, and options to address them that bring about settlement
    • Keen grasp of the nuances and multi-faceted aspects of a variety of workplace environs (private, public, small, large, unionized, etc.), disciplinary processes, business practices and concerns, employer and employee obligations, and hierarchical dynamics
    • Second nature agility and confidence in employment related conflicts
  • Complementary, and an often scale-tipping balance of soft skills (especially useful in employment disputes), such as strong, sincere inter-personal listening and communication skills, which engender trust and can be vital to reaching settlement

Together, Ms. Joseph’s qualities bring out the best in participants’ abilities to settle by helping them make meaningful decisions and achieve worthwhile outcomes.

Ms. Joseph is available to address conflict at any stage and in any forum, including those early or late in litigation, pre-filed matters, as well as matters which do not or have not risen to the level of a formal dispute, such as intra-organizational conflicts.

Full and half day sessions are available for scheduling.

Mediations are provided in the following and related areas:

• Employment Disputes Of All Kinds
• *Discrimination (Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation)
• *Harrassment
• Civil Rights
• Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Wrongful Termination
• Wrongful Constructive Discharge
• Misclassification
• Whistleblower
• Wage & Hour
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Maternity/Paternity/Family Leave, Accommodations
• Workers’ Compensation
• Non-Competition/Non-Compete Agreements
• Non-Disclosure/NDA Matters
• Separation/Severance Agreements
• Restrictive Covenants
• Retaliation
• Business
• Contractual Matters
• Personal Injury
• Insured Matters
• Intellectual Property
• Real Estate
• Condominium Disputes
• Construction Matters
• Divorce and Domestic Separation
• Domestic Conflicts
• Breach of Contract
• Other

* EEOC / MCAD Cases & Claims
• Sex • Gender Identity • Sexual Orientation
• Sexual Harassment • Retaliation
• Race • Color • Age • Religious Creed
• Handicap (Disability) • Pregnancy
• Mental Illness • National Origin • Ancestry

Contact Ms. Joseph today to discuss your matter.

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