Employment Lawyers in Tampa: Successful Deposition Testimony – Protecting the Confidentiality of Your Case

There are two possible hazards that go along with any litigation; however, as your Tampa employment lawyer works to get you ready for your deposition, he or she can also help you steer clear of those hazards. One of those hazards has to do with a client's waiver of the attorney-client privilege, and the second hazard concerns the ramifications of talking about your case with someone other than your lawyer.

In general, the attorney-client privilege covers all exchanges that occur between you and your Tampa employment lawyer and as such, those exchanges are protected from discovery by your employer's attorney. Nevertheless, you can lose that privilege if you advise anybody else about what was discussed during those private exchanges. Similarly, you should not allow anyone else (other than your attorney) to see any litigation-related documents.

The second hazard that is part of litigation concerns the ramifications of you talking about your case with someone other than your attorney. For instance, you will be asked during your deposition to name every individual with whom you've talked about the case, as well as the complete content of those discussions. Having to do this will not only lengthen your deposition needlessly, but it will also give your employer a list of additional individuals to depose in an effort to develop facts (or compile disparaging information) about you that can eat away at your case.

That said, it is imperative that you guard the confidentiality of your case by keeping all documents, conversations and other case-related matters between you and your Tampa employment lawyer. If you need to speak with a Tampa employment lawyer about your upcoming deposition, please contact the Law Offices of Smith, Feddeler & Smith at (863) 688-7766 for a free consultation today.