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I was asked to sign & it was witness a Binding Arbutratino

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I was asked to sign & it was witness a Binding Arbutratino agreement by my employer. I signed it.
I asked to have a copy of the agreement an I was told that I could not have a copy .
the lady got upset so I responded I think I have a legal right for a copy that I signed an
it had the witness signuture.The lady got more upset an asked who was I getting my Legal advice from I responded no one . She said I didnt need one it would be kept in my company file ..
My question is, do I have the legal right to a copy of the Binding Arbutration agreement that I signed an it also has a witness signature , is there a law ??

This is a Very Big company In the area of Security in California an around the world ..

Thank you for contacting

Since the individual indicated that the agreement is being retained in your personnel file, you would typically have a legal right to receive a copy.

CA law requires employers provide employees with a right to inspect and copy their personnel files upon written request by the employee.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

So the answer is yes & no ?? - beings I was told that the signed agreement was in my file in the office an acording to the law beings I have the right to ask to see my file an copy pages the employeer can refuse to give me copy of this one agreement ..

Is this the general Idea the employer is using aganist me ??

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Hello again,

You are entitled to inspect and copy your personnel file, including the agreement you signed under CA law. The employer cannot refuse you permission to copy this one agreement that is in your file.

The employer may not be aware of your right to copy your file, so I would inform them of that right when you make your written request.

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