How To Prove Workplace Discrimination Or Harassment
Preserving Evidence In Your Case
When making the decision to take legal action, preserving evidence is critical. The evidence you and your lawyer collect can make or break your case. It can be the difference between proving your claim and failing to meet the necessary legal standards.
At the Law Offices of Felicia C. Curran, in Oakland, California, we encourage our employment law clients to talk with us as soon as possible, consulting with an attorney before taking other actions related to their cases. This approach helps us preserve necessary evidence, which can often disappear or become harder to collect at a later time. Witnesses’ memories fade. Text messages are not saved by phone providers. Correspondence gets lost.
There are many communications and other types of evidence that may be important in your case, including:
- Text messages (so make sure to take screen shots and save them!)
- Posts on social media accounts, like Facebook and Twitter
- Witness testimony
It is illegal for employers and their attorneys to deliberately destroy or conceal evidence in an employment lawsuit. However, problems with evidence can be hard to prove. The best way to protect your interests is to be smart and proactive. Talk with a lawyer as soon as possible.