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I am being sued for $10,000 from my previous employer. I

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have court on the 29th...
I am being sued for $10,000 from my previous employer. I have court on the 29th of this month and I cannot find any reciepts since this was back in 2013/2014. My question is if I should do meditation the only way I can prove I purchased the material is looking up he orders in the companies system.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Ca
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: They filed a small claims court. And they have gotten ahold of a criminal investigator but he can't charge me with theft because there's no prove I stole the material. But they also can't find the reciepts.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes. I did not steal the material but I didn't pay the full $10,000. I had a lady that wanted me to help design her three bathrooms and she wrote me a check for 10,000 for the material and my time. But I got the tile for less I can't remember if I paid about 6,000
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California Employment Lawyer: CalAttorney2, Attorney replied 1 year ago
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California Employment Lawyer: CalAttorney2, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Dear Customer,

Mediation is an option that you can use to try to reach a "mutually agreeable resolution" - it is a chance for the two parties to reach a settlement with the assistance of a third party neutral (a mediator) and come to an agreement without having to go to trial (also helps you avoid having a judgment against you).

If you are unable to reach an agreement, the matter will go to trial - so you really don't lose anything by trying mediation, and you have an option to settle the case on your own terms rather than the judge issuing a decision.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Am I able to get ahold of the companies representative and ask her to bring her computer at the time of the mediation. Since that's the only way I can show I paid for the material. By looking up the orders in their system.
California Employment Lawyer: CalAttorney2, Attorney replied 1 year ago

You can ask, but there is no way to force them to do so.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
can you give me an idea of what will happen in court. (Small claims court)
California Employment Lawyer: CalAttorney2, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Your best place to start (if you have not already found it) is the CA Small Claims Adviser (it is actually very good and walks you through not only the papers you need to file, but also what to expect in court).

See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htm

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Am I able to request my time sheets? And if I can are they able to say no
California Employment Lawyer: CalAttorney2, Attorney replied 1 year ago

For mediation, you can ask for anything you like - but there is no way to enforce it (they can say no).

For trial, there is limited discovery - again, see the small claims adviser (link above) for details and forms.

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