I issued a written complaint about racial discrimination to my employer and they have hired an attorney to investigate my claim. Their attorney has reached out to me and asked to meet in person to discuss my complaint. I have filed with the EEOC, but my interview with them isn't until June. I feel uneasy meeting with their attorney without legal representation but I don't have an attorney. How would you advise me to proceed?
It would be wise to discuss your issue with an attorney. If you were to then hire an attorney, then based on Rule 4.02, the "no contact" rule, their attorney wouldn't be allowed to meet with you, without your attorney's presence (that is one advantage, in addition to others I can think of). On the other hand, if you were to not hire an attorney, then as a current employee, you'd have an obligation, as part of the investigation, to meet with that attorney, lest you be fired for "insubordination."
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