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My employer in New York is facing litigation against it and

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My employer in New York is facing litigation against it and is asking if I will sit down with their attorneys and answer questions. They tell me the meeting is required after I declined. Am I required to answer questions of my company's attorneys to help their case?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. You can say no unless you have been subpoenaed for testimony at a deposition or testimony at trial. That said, if you are employed "at will" your employer could let you go if you refuse to cooperate since they don't need any reason to do so under the "at will" rule. This assumes that you don't have a contract that provides job protection. If you do make a statement, then keep in mind that you cannot be forced to say anything that isn't true and if you don't know or remember something, just say so, and don't guess or let someone put words in your mouth that are not accurate.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can. If none is needed, then if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating, I will receive credit for assisting you today. Thank you

Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

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