About Thomas Resolutions


Thomas Resolutions combines technical expertise, public and private sector experience to help employers and employees find pragmatic and sound solutions to workplace issues. We help businesses strengthen and maintain a workplace culture that is productive and stimulating for its employees. And, we help individual employees become more effective and successful in their work and careers. We do this through Assessment Consultations, Executive Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration and Diversity Services.



  • A reputation for exceeding customer expectations.
  • The recognition of achieving the company’s goals through enhanced employee productivity, individual and team effort.
  • An acknowledgement from employees that ... "This is the best place to work."
  • A greater share of the industry market through ... "Best Workplace Practices."


Mr. Thomas R. WatkinsThomas R. Watkins – BS MPA
Thomas R. Watkins, Principal of Thomas Resolutions brings a unique vision of the power of mutual trust in the change process. He has deep passion for resolving conflict and disputes which spans 20 plus years.

Thomas’ years of work experience include Federal Investigator, Mediator, and Arbitrator Licensed Mediator (City of Los Angeles), Certified Arbitrator, Mediator, Settlement Officer (Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts), Certified Advanced Practitioner Employment Mediator ACR (Association for Conflict Resolution), Certified Arbitrator/Mediator FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and State Bar of California’s Fee Dispute Arbitration Program

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Dorothy Hayden WatkinsDorothy Hayden-Watkins – BA MEd PhD | More
Dorothy Hayden-Watkins has recently joined Thomas Resolutions. Her insights as an educator, the lessons learned as a public and private sector executive and her enthusiasm for advancing diversity and equity add a special dimension to the services offered by the firm.

Dorothy’s 20 plus years of experience include Educator(Classroom Teacher, School Administrator), Senior Executive (State Government), Senior Executive (United States Government, SES) Executive and Officer of private sector Corporation, (Fortune 500 Company)

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  • Enforced Federal and State EEO Laws, Rules, and Regulations in the public and private sector workplace
  • Investigated individual, class, and systemic employment discrimination complaints
  • Conducted Employer Compliance Reviews
  • Conducted Mediation and Arbitration of federal and state employment discrimination complaints
  • Presented coaching and training for small employees and Fortune 500 companies
  • Designed and implemented Diversity Strategies and Programs
  • Reviewed and analyzed official workforce data: EEO-1, EEO-3, EEO-4, and EEO-5


  • Academic Institutions
  • Airline Industry
  • Broker Dealer Industry
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Construction Industry
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Government
  • Hospital Industry
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Restaurant Industry
  • Unions