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Experienced Employment Mediators in Los Angeles, California

At Blue Sky Mediation Center, our experienced Los Angeles employment mediator provides a safe and comfortable space for California employers, employees, lawyers, and other parties to create valuable and expedited solutions for their disputes.

Our Los Angeles County employment mediator, Robert P. Mougin, helps mediation participants to retain complete control over their disputes and resolutions, so they can move forward with confidence. While most employment disputes can be resolved early and quickly through mediation, our mediation specialist has over 25 years of experience managing complex cases that provide significant insight into the process. This experience allows our Blue Sky Mediation Center professionals to develop real solutions that reduce the uncertainty, expense, and risks they face in litigation.

What Types of Employment Mediation Does the Blue Sky Mediation Center Oversee?

California employment laws are inflexible and supersede their federal counterparts, which means both the employer and the employee are held to strict daily standards that are often blurred by each party’s perception of the applicable statutes. When mistakes are made, especially when they involve high-profile companies and/or long-term employees, the disputes can become highly emotional, which can inhibit both sides from successfully moving forward with their professional and personal lives until the conflict is settled.

Employment mediation can provide a successful platform for the participants to resolve their

disputes in the following areas:

  • Compensation, including Wage and Hour, Overtime Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Disciplinary Measures
  • Employee Misclassification
  • Hiring Disputes
  • Hostile Work Environments
  • Personnel Practices, including Audits and Reviews
  • Severance Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower and Workplace Retaliation
  • Workplace Safety Violations
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Disputes or Violations of Public Policy involving the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)

Whether the goal is to maintain or re-establish a good working relationship, take corrective measures, change corporate policies, and operating procedures, or resolve the dispute outside of the courtroom, mediation provides private solutions for even the most complex employment matters.

How Can California Employers Benefit from Mediation?

The very first benefit of mediation is that it provides an opportunity for California employers to discover the real issues affecting their workplaces, and fosters a problem-solving approach to complaints, disruptions, and potential litigation before these factors leave the building. Next, the open communication that is facilitated through our Los Angeles employment law mediation sessions identifies the source of disputes that arise in the workplace over differences in culture and values, work environments, or a breakdown in communication that led to the dispute coming to the forefront of the employment relationship.

This allows the employer to:

  • Retain valuable employees by engaging in solutions.
  • Repair relationships through empathy and understanding.
  • Relays to existing and potential employees that their opinions, grievances, and overall
  • needs are heard and respected.
  • Maintain their credibility and preserve their reputation and integrity in their respective
  • industries
  • Increases the possibility of settling a dispute at an early stage that minimizes the amount of management time and energy that is diverted from the employer’s business.

This type of open communication may prove challenging without a mediator, or even when a solution is dictated by a judge during litigation, which makes mediation more effective when it is engaged in early. Our skilled Los Angeles employment mediator can help get you there faster, so everyone can get back to work.

We also focus on the following practice areas in Los Angeles:

How Can California Employees Benefit from Mediation?

If you are a California employee, few things are more daunting than taking legal action against your employer — especially if you work for a large corporation. You know they have the legal and financial resources to drag out your case for as long as they see fit. You should partner with a qualified employment mediator to get a full understanding of all your legal rights. Even then, the legal process can be drawn out, tiresome, and expensive. Employees who participate in mediation do not waive any of their rights, nor jeopardize a more formalized, dispute resolution process in the future, such as trial. Mediation simply allows you, the employee, to help design your own solution expeditiously by resolving all the employment issues that are important to you, not just the underlying legal dispute.

Through mediation, employees can:

  • Focus on their employment goals instead of “the fight.”
  • Engage in constructive discussions.
  • Design creative and fair solutions.
  • Resolve the case more efficiently.
  • Negotiate the terms of the settlement.

Our Los Angeles mediator operates as a neutral third party who examines the claims of all the participants and sets realistic expectations to help the parties correctly view and evaluate their respective cases while educating them about the potential risks and liabilities in their positions. To determine how our employment mediation services can benefit you, contact our Los Angeles County mediator at Blue Sky Mediation Center at 213-376-4130 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal needs today. Email our case manager at “”

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Los Angeles Employment Mediation Center:

What is the Role of a Los Angeles Employment Dispute Mediator?

Los Angeles employment dispute mediators do not decide if someone is right or wrong or develop a resolution or agreement for the parties to sign before they exit the building. Mediators are trained to help parties resolve differences by listening to all sides of the conflict, clarifying questions, and assisting the parties in communicating to help them draft a mutually acceptable agreement.

How Long Does the Employment Mediation Process Take?

Employment mediation sessions are available by the hour, in half-day sessions, or full-day sessions, depending on the employment mediation needs, which culminate in an efficient process that saves both time and money.

How Much Does Employment Mediation Cost?

At Blue Sky Mediation Center, our mediation services are available in two accessible forms, and unlike other mediation centers, everything we do is included within our flat fees:

  • Half-Day Mediation Flat Fee: $3,950
  • Full-Day Mediation Flat Fee: $6,450

There are zero additional charges for all other work: research, teleconferences before and after mediation, administrative time, calendaring, copying, mediator’s proposals, and all follow up.  Our goal is to get you to the finish line, get the dispute fully and forever resolved, and allow you to move on with your life.

How Often is California Employment Mediation Successful?

The exact percentage of successful mediation cases varies by California county and complaint. However, employment mediation has an extremely high success rate and allows the parties to negotiate their own settlement, giving them control of the entire process.

Are All Employment Disputes Eligible for Mediation?

No. Whether one case is appropriate for mediation over another requires considering multiple factors, including the nature of the case, the relationship of the parties, the size and complexity of the case, and the remedy sought by the charging party.

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