Time of Discovery?

If I have copies of emails from work that prove my claims of harassment from my supervisor, and have offered these emails to corporate officers ( proof of that also) who have stated no interest in viewing them, can they and attorneys use time for discovery to view them now and if so for how long?

2 answers  |  asked Sep 22, 2006 10:11 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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George Allen

It sounds as though you have just contacted your employer's HR department, in the absence of any pending legal proceeding (EEOC/DFEH complaint or lawsuit). If so, be aware that there is no rule about how long it should take them to respond to you. However, there are rules that limit how long you have to institute legal proceedings. You should contact an attorney right away to make sure that they do not lull you into inactivity until your deadline to take action has passed.

posted by George Allen  |  Sep 25, 2006 11:22 AM [EST]
Janet M. Koehn
if you have a lawsuit

the fact you're talking about "discovery" means you must have an active lawsuit going. this question should be directed to your attorney. if you lack confidence in your attorney and are trying to second guess her/him in matters of tactics and strategy, cut it out or get a new attorney.

if you have a lawsuit, but are trying to "do it yourself", well, "he who represents himself has a fool for a client", as the saying goes. get a lawyer.
you can find one in your area at the cal employment lawyers association website, www. celaweb.org.

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Sep 22, 2006 11:15 AM [EST]

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