[Excerpt] This essay provides a concrete understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by analyzing Owen Fiss’ article Against Settlement. Additionally, this essay provides insight regarding the role that the Human Resources (HR) function plays in the context of the dispute resolution process. Part I begins by introducing the concept of ADR. Part II provides an overview of Fiss’ overarching argument presented in Against Settlement. Part III expands on Part II by discussing the three components that make up Fiss’ argument. Part IV concludes by addressing the importance of understanding conflict management and dispute resolution from the perspective of HR professionals.