Author Archives: Maria Hanna Joseph

About Maria Hanna Joseph

Maria Hanna Joseph is Principal of Joseph Mediation. Her 25 years of experience in employment law, include 16+ of work and mediating for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination which through which she has gained valuable insight into the MCAD, its practices and decision making. This, as well as her experience in plaintiff and defense litigation, with private and public sector clients, international and local business concerns, and in issues from harassment and discrimination, to noncompetition agreements, business operation, transgender workplace matters, retaliation and many others, lend her valuable perspective for understanding and mediating an array of legal and personal issues. In terms of volume, Maria has served more than 2,000 cases. Maria's practice has been honed with study of mediation at Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, negotiation at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, and in the disciplines of Transformative Mediation and Family/Domestic Mediation, which are significant assets in managing the personal nature of employment disputes, and conflict in general. Attorneys and parties know Maria as candid, pragmatic and persevering in her commitment to help them achieve meaningful settlements while keeping sight of their most important interests. The insight and creativity afforded by her experience and training are realized in the resolutions that manifest. These qualities, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, have earned Maria a reputation for being able to manage highly tense and fraught situations and individuals, and settle a wide variety of disputes and tough cases.

Let Employees Know the Resolution Door Is Open

Perhaps not since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas headlines has the workplace been so charged with potential and actual reports of sexual misconduct.  Just before those events, in 1991, I’d taken my first law office job in a small labor and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happily, Thanksgiving season is here. It’s a holiday about looking back over the year and giving thanks, and gathering for a meal that celebrates what we are fortunate to have. It’s hard to think about Thanksgiving without the Thanksgiving table. … Continue reading

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Efficiency Tips For Early & Half-Day Mediations

Having mediated many recently-filed cases in half-day sessions, I know:  Early mediation works; half-day sessions are ample in the majority of cases; and most settle and yield satisfying results with less damage to heal from.  Of all, the greatest thing … Continue reading

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Tables. Curiously fundamental yet unobvious.

Photo Copyright: <a href=”https://www.123rf.com/profile_neyro2008″>neyro2008 / 123RF Stock Photo</a> As Thanksgiving season arrived, I began picturing the day.  Of course, that was inseparable from the Thanksgiving table.  As a mediator, I perhaps give uncommon attention to tables, so some pondering ensued. … Continue reading

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Recognize: The Importance Of Nuanced Delivery

Harvard Business Review – Professional Transitions “The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important” Megan Beck Barry Libert FEBRUARY 15, 2017 “The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies …  It’s exciting to … Continue reading

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