HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE MY LAWSUIT?
This depends on the type of lawsuit that you want to bring and the jurisdiction in which you intend to bring your suit. The time limit to file a lawsuit can be less than one year, and so it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
HOW LONG WILL MY LAWSUIT TAKE?
Lawsuits aren’t quick, and with the recent COVID pandemic, lawsuits are slower than ever now. We do our best to push cases as hard and as fast as we can, but there are things that slow down a lawsuit that are beyond our control such as defendants who do not cooperate with discovery, appeals, and backed-up court schedules. We will keep you informed during your lawsuit so you know what is happening and how long things will take.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME TO START MY LAWSUIT?
Many of our clients don’t have any documents or evidence. They just have their story, which is all we need to get started. If we decide to take your case, we will get all of the documents and evidence during discovery from the defendant.
CAN YOU GET MY EMPLOYEE FILE?
Yes. The California Labor Code allows you access to your employee file at any time—even after you leave your job. If you have an employment-related case, we will likely get your employee file from your employer before we file any lawsuit.
CAN MY EMPLOYER RETALIATE AGAINST ME IF I BRING A LAWSUIT?
No. California has laws that prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who bring any action to enforce their civil rights.