RANDI E. LOWITT, ESQ.

Labor Arbitration, Mediation and Fact Finding

Services

With offices in New York City and New Jersey, Randi E. Lowitt is an attorney whose focus is on labor arbitration, mediation, and fact finding in the private and public sectors. Ms. Lowitt travels throughout the country holding hearings.


Labor Arbitration

Most Labor Arbitration arises out of a collective bargaining agreement between the parties, that either lists a designated panel of arbitrators or lists a forum from which arbitrators are chosen.  Randi Lowitt is a permanent panel member of the AAA, FMCS, NYSPERB, NJPERC, NJSBM, NYCOCB and others, and holds hearings all over the country.  She is also frequently chosen to arbitrate cases in contracts that do not list specific arbitrators or forums.
Read the Code of Professional Responsibility for the NAA, AAA & FMCS.

  • Contract Interpretation Disputes
  • Work Conditions
  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Wages
  • Benefits

Mediation
Mediation is all about working together so that the parties reach an accommodation of their own volition, of their own choosing, and through their own efforts, with the guidance of an experienced third party who can steer them towards a solution, help them parse through the difficult decisions, and achieve their success without the imposition of a judge or an arbitrator.  It is a collaborative process wherein the parties must persuade each other and the mediator’s task is to assist the parties in working together to achieve the best possible result.

The mediator is an independent, unbiased, third party whose goal is to advise and facilitate the resolution process. The mediator may not force or impose a decision against the will or the wishes of the parties.

Randi Lowitt has been mediating cases since 1986.  She designed the first mediation program for Bell Atlantic NJ and the IBEW, which was extremely successful.  She is currently a mediator for Verizon NJ and CWA, and mediates for independent parties, as well.

  • Contract Interpretation Disputes
  • Work Conditions
  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Wages
  • Benefits

Fact Finding
The essence of fact finding is that a neutral, objective fact finder is retained by an employer when it receives a complaint or when it receives notification of an occurrence that falls within the  definitions of Harassment and/or Discrimination and requires follow up.  A Fact Finder is retained to conduct an investigation by interviewing involved parties and examining any physical evidence submitted.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the Fact Finder renders a written report that reflects findings of fact.  It is hoped that the Employer will take that report into consideration in order to determine appropriate remedies or disciplinary action to be meted out.

Randi Lowitt has conducted scores of Fact Findings over the years, in various industries, involving harassment, discrimination and other workplace issues.

Ms. Lowitt’s practice is limited to service as a Neutral.  Ms. Lowitt works exclusively as a Neutral.  She does not represent parties nor provide legal advice.

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