Is an employer legaly allowed to deny you copies of your hiring papers with your signature on them?

Asked on November 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, West Virginia

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can deny this to you, unless you sue them, the papers are relevant to the lawsuit, and you use the appropriate legal process, such as a document production request, to get the papers. The papers may be about your hiring and may have your signature on them, but the employer's copy of them is the employer's copy; they don't need to provide copies to you unless you use legal process to get them, which typically only occurs in the course of litigation.


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