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A lady was interviewed and offered a job. She never

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A lady was interviewed and offered a job. She never responded to the offer and now has filed a Title 7 lawsuit against the company. I was deposed as a witness. I did the depo over a week ago. I have been offered another job. What are the ramifications to me if I take another job at this point? The case is still in discovery and has not been set for trial at this time. Can the plaintiffs attorney come at me for leaving my position with the company?

Lawyer's Assistant: Has she discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I am HR. However I had no authorization to set the salary rate for the position she was offered nor did I have authorization to say who got hired. That was all handled by the GM.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?

At will. Salaries.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The plaintiffs attorney has tried to tarnish my reputation. He even called my ex whom I divorced 10 plus years ago to see if he would say bad things about me. Which he didn’t. I just want to know my rights if I decide to leave the current employer.

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Allen M., Esq.
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No, there would be no basis for an attorney to sue you for leaving your employment. That is not an issue at all. I would call the state bar association though and make a complaint against the attorney, based on contacting your ex.

You can certainly still be talked to about the matter and subpoenaed' for trial, but your decision to leave is not a basis for any sort of action against you or even a line of questioning.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
May I ask another question?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
During my deposition I dubbed about something however I later did an errata sheet and came clean. Can I go to jail for that?

Jail? Unlikely. Technically, you lied under oath and a court could hold you in contempt for that, but rarely do we see that happen.

Mostly, it will just be brought up during the trial to discredit your testimony.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
can The plaintiff file a civil suit against me for anything?

In that situation, no. It just is not worth the expense, effort or time.

You corrected it in the errata sheet, so they will just use that to benefit them. Their main target is the employer.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you. That’s all.

Take care.

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