If you are a worker reading this blog, it may be because you are considering (or already pursuing) a legal action.
Often, a worker pursues a legal action based only on his or own knowledge, and without additional proof, i.e. without evidence such as documents or witness statements.
This post focuses on the importance of witnesses — i.e. flies-on-the-wall who are independent from you, and who observed actions or statements that would support your legal claims.
Witnesses who observed facts that are important for you, and who are willing to step up to the plate and testify and/or sign a statement about those facts, could help a worker’s case a great deal.
Before beginning or continuing a legal case, here are some things a worker should consider about witnesses: