When a victim loses time from work, it is possible to make a claim for his or her lost income. Employment records are necessary to prove the amount of the loss.
The defendant also will be entitled to seek access to some of your employment records, but not all of them. If there's something sensitive in them, you can tell your attorney, and he will make every effort to ensure that no one will see that.
Your employment records will be copied by a photocopy service. Your attorney will pay the cost of the photocopying if permitted by the law of your state (see Costs). This is one of the expenditures that will be repaid from your settlement.