In a recent study conducted by Cornell Professor David Sherwyn, he presented a case study of a large employer following implementation of a program of alternative dispute resolution. He concluded that there did not appear to be discernable bias either in favor of employees or employers in terms of the results of arbitration of employment discrimination claims. Cases were resolved in under two weeks, on average, rather than one year or more as is typical in matters which proceed to court. The costs on all sides were considerably less and where the parties were not otherwise able to work out disputes on their own, arbitration appeared to be a generally more favorable alternative to litigation.

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