My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
My question is mostly procedural at this point. My question is how to go about validating an attorney's claim to represent an employer in a wrongful termination case.
More specifically, say plaintiff (employee) sends a demand letter to defendant (employer). An attorney replies back stating that he/she is representing the defendant. How should the plaintiff validate this declaration. Anyone can write such a letter (of course, attorneys are not silly or have nothing better to do than randomly write to people, but ...). This is a generic legal procedure question. Options in my opinions are
1) write to defendant and demand that they introduce the attorney
2) write to the attorney and request a letter of explanation (similar to power of attorney).
Concerns: if such a power of attorney is not validated, you can share information and/or make settlement agreements which are not binding and you have been talking to a not legal proxy.
Could you please, if possible, state the law (the code) that addresses this step or this category.