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Hi I have been wrongly accused of fighting with co-worker in

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Hi I have been wrongly accused of fighting with co-worker in the presence of my supervisor and another different co-worker. Does that make sense to a lawyer when looking for representation? Also what do you recommend I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 5 years ago.

Brandon M. :

Hello there.

Brandon M. :

Thank you for your question. Have you been terminated as a result of this?

Customer: That's there course of action. I have a appeal meeting (skelly) in may.
Brandon M. :

Ok, so there is a Skelly hearing... are you a state employee?

Customer: Yes, city of s.f.
Brandon M. :

I now have an idea of where things are procedurally. Do you have an attorney?

Customer: No at the moment . I'm meeting with a union rep. Next week. We both belong to same union.
Brandon M. :

I am having just a bit of difficulty with the question of what to recommend. The difficulty is that is a very general question and that tends to necessitate a very broad answer. The truth is that I would recommend consulting with an attorney to plot out a strategy for your defense because there is no way to give you any meaningful direction outside of a full, in-person consultation. I would like to be able to give you more specific information, but I would need the scope of the question narrowed a bit to make that possible.

Customer: Ok. I understand . My question is ,should I get a lawyer because I feel the union cannot honestly represent both of us. Is that a conflict of interest. I want 100percent representation in my defense.
Brandon M. :

It is not a conflict of interest for the union, but, if I may be frank, I just don't trust them to do that good of a job. You don't necessarily need to drop $10,000 to retain an attorney, but I would at least consult with one for an hour or two so your case can be examined and potential strengths and weaknesses can be identified from a legal perspective.

Brandon M. :

Does that make sense?

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Expert:  Brandon M. replied 5 years ago.

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