If I’m filing a sexual harrassment on my former employer, a major financial institution, should I be meeting them without a lawyer there with me?

They said that they will not speak with any lawyers or representative, only me. Why is that? What should I do?

Asked on February 29, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

They have the right to refuse to speak to anyone they choose, unless and until there is a legal complaint against them and the government agency (e.g. the EEOC) uses legal process to compel them to speak to someone else (like the government investigator), or unless there is a lawsuit and, again, legal process is used to force them to speak to another (such as your attorney). What you should do is file the complaint and in the meantime, do *not* speak with or say anything to them--anything you inadvertantly say which is bad for your case can be sued against you. So file the complaint and let the investigator or lawyer take over.


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