What is my legal right in regards to deposition for former company?
1 attorney answer
From your description, it sounds as though you are not obligated to appear for a deposition unless you are served with a subpoena. Often, former employees choose to testify if the former employer asks them to in order to maintain good relations. However, because you are not a party to the suit, it seems that the company is asking you to appear voluntarily. It is up to you to decide if you want to accommodate the parties to the suit. If you force them to subpoena you, then unless the court orders otherwise they cannot compel you to attend a deposition more than 50 airline miles away from your residence or place of employment (this is assuming you are a Massachusetts resident and the deposition is to take place within Massachusetts).