Discovery & Depositions
When a case is proceeding through the Court system, both the employee and the employer have an opportunity to find out what position the other party intends to eventually make before the judge or jury. In this regard, each side “discovers” the other side’s evidence by undertaking sworn depositions, obtaining and exchanging witness statements and affidavits, and exchanging records and documents relating to your employment and the Company’s operations.
During discovery, employees are often requested, if not required, to produce the names of co-workers as witnesses and to produce copies of pay stubs, W-2s, and other key records.
Similarly, employers are regularly required to produce compensation records, time records, personnel files, employee handbooks, tax-related documents, and other key records relating to their compensation and record-keeping practices.
Depositions are an important part of the discovery process, and as the plaintiff, you may have your deposition taken by the companies lawyers, which is akin to testifying in Court and therefore involves testimony provided under oath which must be truthful to the best of your knowledge and recollection. Likewise, the Shavitz Law Group, P.A. regularly undertakes the depositions of both corporate representatives and owners of the Companies our clients are suing in order to both learn exactly what happened at your job—so that we may more effectively pursue settlement efforts on your behalf—and to eliminate any surprise testimony from occurring later on in your case.
To learn more about the Shavitz Law Group, P.A.’s litigation practice, contact us today.