Batavia, NY asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Legal Malpractice for New York

Q: Can a lawyer represent employer in two separate cases from same individual while one is under investigation is it legal

It's a open case for division of human rights/eeoc charge and a seperate unemployment hearing where same lawyer during ui hearing asked about reasonable accommodation and other questions pertaining to opposite case

1 Lawyer Answer
Jacob David Verchereau
Jacob David Verchereau
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Troy, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The question you are asking is whether it is a conflict of interest for the Employer's attorney to represent the Employer in two separate proceedings, both of which involve the same Employee. This is relatively common in my experience. Without more, it would seem to me that this would not be a conflict of interest, and therefore it is likely entirely legal.

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