Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
When a company's paid mediator is called in to settle a dispute, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion who they're going to side with. Who is paying them? Doesn't much matter if the person on the other side has a valid complaint. Issues can be spun to favor the company against the worker. I've never trusted the concept of a paid mediator when the side who is against you pays for it. Now, if the mediator is truly objective -- being paid by an outside entity -- both parties are more likely to receive a fair hearing -- to be listened to -- and receive a fair ruling. That does sometimes happen.
Our mediators, are all independent firm, directly attached the the main firm to facilitate fair out comes.

Common sense would say a conflict of interest. But the government is smart in New Zealand.

The whole health system is fraud here, and those who want free, do not make me laugh.