Witness Selection for an upcoming unemployment hearing is a significant process. For one, you need them to show up. Second, you need them to tell the truth. Third and most importantly, you need them to help your case.
If you need help with witness selection, please contact this law office for help.
Witness selection is important
In my opinion, the number one reason why witness selection is important is because failing to seek or use a witness at during your hearing will likely be very difficult later on.
Make your witness show up
Yes, you can make your witness show up by seeking a subpoena.
Telling the truth
Yes, there is recourse or remedy when your employer’s witness selection turns into a lie. The most significant legal rule to support telling the truth are rules compelling an oath.
This law office prefers to engage a witness beforehand, ask them questions on their recollection of events and sometimes encourage applicants to seek an affidavit from their witness.
Will a witness help your case?
Look, it is better to have as many witnesses as you can to support your claim for unemployment benefits. Most applicants seeking unemployment benefits are trying to prove a case under rule 268.095. Yes, this rule can get murky and sometimes even ugly. There is nothing wrong with preparing to much.
What should you ask your witness?
Again, always talk with your witness before your hearing. This is true because you want to make sure they saw or interpreted your situation like you.
If you do not know or it is unclear whether your witness selection will be hostile, likely a person should second guess their value.
Help with witness selection?
If you need help selecting a witness or seeking, preparing a witness or acquiring a subpoena, please contact this law office for help.