A PROFESSIONAL mediator has produced a series of advice videos ahead of a likely rise in staffing disputes as lockdown eases.

Brendan Salter, of Veritas Resolution, says there could be insecurity and conflict as people arrive back at work to find their roles have changed.

He has produced three videos which advise businesses and individuals on how to solve disputes without the need to go to court.

He said: “I’m concerned that people will return to work to find their roles may have changed. There may be a feeling of uncertainty which will manifest itself in a number of ways.

“All of this can lead to insecurity and disputes. I wanted to do something to help during these strange times.”

It has been suggested that returning to work as the lockdown eases could give rise to a host of legal and human resources questions. They could include employees refusing to work over concerns for their safety, conflicts over annual leave and whistleblowing about safety concerns.

Veritas Resolution’s first video focuses on 10 key mediation factors to consider and how to run a mediation session.

The second focuses on the time needed, how to hold the session, the structure and the venue, and whether the session should be face to face or online.

The third video looks at writing the mediation agreement, ensuring both parties understand what has been agreed.

Mr Salter does the majority of his work in Dorset and is a mediator with the Poundbury-based charity Mediation Dorset.

The first of the videos is now available, with the second and third to be released later this month.

Anyone interested can receive the videos by emailing enquiries@veritasresolution.co.uk. They can also be found on YouTube, via the channel of Marketing West SW Ltd or by searching for DIY Mediation Tips from Veritas Resolution.