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What are my rights as an employee, and also is the smoking

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What are my rights as an employee, and also is the smoking gun, in a lawsuit from hired electrical contractor by my employer? Employer has produced lies to cover up a mistake he made and I am a witness to these lies. I am told, a deposition will be taken from me.

I will not lie on his/company's behalf because of constant corruption on his part.

How can my job be affected if I speak the truth? Do I have to give my deposition in the presence of employer or in private. What should I do?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

If you testify to the truth under oath and then suffer retaliation from the employer for doing so, then this could be grounds to sue the employer for retaliation and seek damages from them for them taking action against you for telling the truth in your deposition under oath.

Unfortunately, you have to give your deposition in front of both parties to the suit because every party has a right to question someone in a deposition.

If your employer subsequent to the deposition begins retaliating, such as writing you up for things you were never written up for or terminates you, then you could have grounds to sue the employer for damages.

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