My Appeal Hearing Postponed Right in The Middle
We talked on the phone last Friday, I am the guy from Texas with a very aggressive co-worker that brought guns to the office.
Your advise was very good! I got all my ducks in a row and felt pretty good for the start of the hearing, which was this afternoon.
The appeal started, the Hearing Officer got all the misc stuff out of the way, entered documents into evidence then asked me what happened. I talked a little bit then he started asking questions. I testified for close to an hour and then he suddenly claimed we were out of time and the hearing would need to be continued. I had 2 witnesses scheduled and we got to neither of them.
This really threw me for a loop.
The company had a lawyer handling their side along with the Controller. So it seems I spilled my side of the case and now they have 3 or more weeks to prepare based on my testimony.
I'm looking forward to what the lawyer is going to do to me. (ha ha)
Got any advise?
The H.O must have been running late.
Advice .. just get those witnesses lined up for the next time around.
Did you learn anything at all about what the employer will be arguing?
If you're lucky .. maybe your witness list will discourage the employer from attending the next hearing.
Was it an actual lawyer or a third party administrators hearing rep?