Resolution of Conflict
Litigation alternatives to facilitate organizational growth.
Legally compliant policies that promote effective relationships.
Insight into the underlying interests driving interactions at work.
As a committed civil rights advocate, I have represented employees since 2002.
I started Resolution, a division of Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC, to expand our tools for promoting inclusion and equality. Resolution advises both individuals and organizations.
Resolution offers alternatives to litigation that can turn conflict into a moment of organizational growth.
Resolution advises employers who seek to plan ahead, mitigate risk, and promote the well-being of their organizations through employee-oriented handbooks, policies, and practices that ultimately enhance the very principles envisioned by the civil rights laws.
Cedar P. Carlton, Partner
From the Courts
Advice for employers, employees, and students.
Guidance for organizations setting up practices.
Review of handbooks and policies.
Tailored training programs.
Creative strategies for resolving disputes.
Referrals to other organizations, consultants, mediators, or attorneys.
Partner, Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC
Admitted: California (2016) & District of Columbia (2002)
1951 Coffee Company
CO-CHAIR SEXUAL HARASSMENT PRACTICE GROUP
National Employment Lawyers Association
Community Mediation Certification and Trained in Restorative Justice, 2017, SEEDS Community Resolution Center
J.D., 2002, American University, Washington College of Law, summa cum laude; M.A., 1997, New York University, Institute of French Studies; A.B. 1992, Stanford University, Political Science
Alameda County Bar Association; California Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; California Coalition Against Sexual Assault; California Employment Lawyers Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association, Society for Human Resources Management
Imagine organizations that tap our highest potential through psychological safety in the workplace. "The behaviors that create psychological safety — conversational turn-taking and empathy — are part of the same unwritten rules we often turn to, as individuals, when we need to establish a bond. And those human bonds matter as much at work as anywhere else. In fact, they sometimes matter more." Charles Duhigg, What Google Learned from its Quest to Build the Perfect Team, N.Y. Times, February 25, 2016.
Imagine a process for obtaining accommodations for life events such as pregnancy, religious practices, disability, or sickness guided by empathy and compassion. "[R]esearch shows that compassion as part of the values of an organization makes a measurable difference in productivity and financial performance." Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations 14 (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017).
Imagine an internal response to employee concerns about harassment, discrimination, or retaliation guided by principles and procedures of restorative justice. "Restorative justice encourages outcomes that promote responsibility, reparation, and healing for all." Howard Zehr, The Little Book of Restorative Justice Revised and Updated 43 (Good Books, 2015).
Imagine if getting attorneys involved helped parties collaborate, communicate, and heal. "Lawyers practicing Structured Negotiation also 'bring peace into the room' even though they are not neutrals." Lainey Feingold, Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits 180 (American Bar Association 2016).
Resolution, a division of Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC, is based in our Berkeley, California office. Resolution welcomes inquiries by phone at (510) 328-3112. You may also send an email to the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, please tell us your name, phone number, how you found Resolution, and a brief description of your situation or the service you seek.