Types of Documentation & Evidence to Bring to a Consultation With a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

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Denis ZilberbergNovember 16, 2022Retaliation

Both federal law and California law prohibit employers from engaging in retaliation against employees who exercise their legal rights. For example, whistleblower laws allow employees to file complaints or cooperate with investigations when their employers engage in unethical behavior, break the law, overlook safety regulations, etc. An employer may be guilty of retaliation if they were to fire an employee for such actions.

If you believe that you have been the victim of workplace retaliation in California, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. A workplace retaliation attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and assist you in taking action to protect your interests. However, in order to get the most out of your consultation with a workplace retaliation attorney, it is helpful to come prepared with certain types of documentation and evidence.

Here are some of the key types of documentation and evidence that you should bring to a consultation with a workplace retaliation attorney in California:

Employment contract

If you have an employment contract, bring a copy to your consultation. The terms of the contract may be relevant to your case, particularly if it contains provisions related to workplace retaliation or other employment issues.

Performance evaluations

Performance evaluations can be helpful in demonstrating that you were meeting or exceeding the expectations of your employer prior to the alleged retaliation. Be sure to bring copies of any performance evaluations that you have received.

Correspondence with your employer

Any correspondence that you have had with your employer related to the alleged retaliation, including emails, letters, or texts, can be useful in supporting your case.

Witness statements

If you have witnesses who can attest to the retaliation that you experienced, it is helpful to have their contact information and any statements that they are willing to provide.

Documentation of any adverse employment actions:

If you were subjected to adverse employment actions such as demotion, reduction in pay, or termination, it is important to have documentation of these actions. This might include employment records or pay stubs.

Any other relevant documentation

There may be other types of documentation that are specific to your case and that can be helpful in supporting your claim of workplace retaliation. It is a good idea to bring any documentation that you think might be relevant to your consultation.

Overall, the more documentation and evidence that you are able to bring to your consultation with a workplace retaliation attorney in California, the better equipped the attorney will be to understand your case and provide you with appropriate guidance. By coming prepared with this information, you can maximize the value of your consultation and get a better sense of your options for moving forward.

That said, if you don’t have any of these forms of documentation, you can still review your case with a lawyer to learn more about your legal options. At the Kaufman Law Firm, a Los Angeles workplace retaliation attorney is on hand to help you hold an employer accountable for wrongdoing. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 818-990-1999 to schedule your initial case review.


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