If an employer and employee cannot reach a solution together, mediation does not offer a solution, or the recommendation of the Grievance Committee does not lead to a satisfactory solution, then going to court often seems to be the only option left.
However, there is also the possibility of arbitration by DEVP: a form of jurisprudence regulated by law and surrounded by every safeguard, in which one or more labor law experts – arbitrators – rule.
Arbitration can be a solution in sensitive disputes where both parties have an interest in confidentiality rather than the openness of litigation. But also in case you want to have your own say, but want to leave the legal review to an employment law expert. This independent arbitrator, a specialist in labor law, conducts his own investigation after which a ruling is quickly issued that is not published.
Employer and employee agree in a simple manner that the judgment of the arbitrator(s) is binding and no appeal is possible. The parties declare the rules of arbitration of DEVP applicable. Application forms are sent to the appropriate arbitrator(s) and then a hearing date is set in consultation with both parties. Both parties will submit their positions one week prior to the hearing date, which will be explained at the hearing. Within a week of the hearing date, the award follows. This judgment can be enforced.