Mediation, Training and Facilitation Services
Designed to Fit Your Needs
LaJoie Mediation & Consulting
I am a proud third-generation Oregonian with nearly two decades of experience in Labor and Employment law in Oregon.
My mediation practice is driven by my passion for resolving employment disputes. With an eye towards prevention, I also provide staff facilitation and training which lay the groundwork to reduce conflict and resolve disputes before they turn into lawsuits.
I began my mediation practice by serving as one of three mediators for the Oregon Employment Relations Board, providing dispute resolution for public employers and employee organizations throughout Oregon. My work encompassed resolving collective bargaining disputes, grievances under collective bargaining agreements, unfair labor practice cases, and civil service appeals. In addition, I conducted joint training and facilitation services for labor and management representatives, both for interest-based bargaining and Labor Management Committees.
Prior to becoming a mediator, my legal practice focused on representing clients in individual and class action claims for Wage and Hour, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and other employment-related cases. I worked at the Oregon State Bar as a public affairs attorney in the law improvement and government relations program. I went on to join the Oregon Nurses Association as a Labor Representative focusing on contract negotiations and administration in private sector healthcare. I am a panel mediator for Special Education Disputes and serve as the Ombudsperson for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Drivers Advisory Committee, resolving disputes and policy issues between Uber and Lyft drivers and the Transportation Network Companies.
In mediation, I know that a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective. Over the years, I have developed a flexible and creative style tailored to the needs of the parties involved. My experience in resolving a wide variety of employment disputes has made me an effective and compassionate mediator with the stamina to work to a resolution.
When not working, you can find me outdoors rain or shine, hiking, running, or gardening. I have recently become a certified yoga instructor and am an avid traveler.
Woman-Owned Business Certification and Emerging Small Business Certification:
(State of Oregon) Certification #12121
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LaJoie Mediation & Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 9051, Portland, Oregon 97207