Michael Eisner

Michael Eisner

Michael Eisner is an attorney-mediator in Parsippany, New Jersey and has written several articles about mediation and organizational ombuds offices.

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Articles and Video:

Creation of an Ombuds Office Can Prevent Retaliation Claims (01/09/07)
In its decision in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad Co. v White, the Supreme Court held that the standard of proof required to establish a retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is less than the standard of proof required in discrimination claims under the same statute. This decision makes it easier for employees to raise retaliation claims and to survive summary judgment motions. In light of this decision it is more important than ever that organizations create informal as well as formal grievance procedures to properly manage conflicts that may give rise to retaliation claims. The creation of an Ombuds Office can help organizations manage these conflicts effectively by helping to resolve them early and at the lowest possible level.