As unfortunate and unfair as it may be, there is always one stronger party during the mediation process. This party may be the one that has more money or more influence or could just be a bully.
While mediators must maintain a neutral state during the mediation process, they must also find a way to level the playing field by putting these bullies, or stronger parties, in their place and facilitating open communication during the mediation process.
Not sure how to identify the strong party? Here are some key characteristics of bully parties that are in a stronger place to satisfy their own best interests:
- The stronger party has the financial force to pay for litigation in the event that mediation fails.
- The stronger party may be a more persuasive and convincing speaker than the other party.
- The bully party may use aggressive and threatening language to tip the scale in their favor either during or outside of mediation.
- The strong party may be pressured to achieve a particular outcome by a third-party participant.
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