Fact Finding

Fact-finding is a process in which a neutral third party conducts an investigation and/or hears testimony regarding opposing positions to analyze the issues.  In some situations, the fact-finder may be asked to make a formal recommendation as to what the result should be, based on the information received. In other situations, the fact-finder may be asked to make findings of fact, with or without a recommended result.  Fact-finding is most often used in labor disputes, although the process is also utilized in resolving general types of conflicts.