DRAW was set up in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a surge in workplace problems that resulted in even longer delays within the Tribunal system. We know the drain that employment disputes can have on employees, staff wellbeing and productivity. DRAW offers a solution to this problem – mediation. DRAW is run by a team of staff and volunteers, who all believe passionately in mediation as a tool to quickly find solutions to workplace problems.
DRAW mediators are all expert employment lawyers and qualified mediators. Some volunteer their time to this charity. Our panel of mediators includes solicitors and barristers. All are committed to help you find solutions to your work problems.
DRAW is part of the YESS Law charity. Through grant funding DRAW offers up to 6 hours of mediation without charge. Most mediations will finish in this time. Additional mediation is available for a charge as agreed with your mediator.
A mediator will discuss the problem online with employee and employer separately and help find solutions
The conversations aim to find a positive and constructive solutions that work for both employee and employer
It is all voluntary – both the employee and employer must agree to meet and can leave at any time