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I have filed a discrimination charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. My employer will not answer my requests for a copy of a recorded grievance meeting where I was harassed. Can the commission request/subpoena this recording as evidence?Also, if I get my own private counsel, are they able to subpoena text messages for use in my commission case?
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Yes, the Commission can obtain the records as can your private counsel. It is possible the employer will claim it is necessary to edit part of it, for example if another employee is discussed, but you can still get most of it.

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