Upon the filing of a complaint under Section 12960, 12961, or 12980:
(a) The department may issue and serve written interrogatories on the same individuals and organizations and in the same manner as subpoenas may be issued and served under Section 12963.1. Any corporation, partnership, association, public entity, or other organization to which interrogatories are issued has the obligation of designating one or more officers, directors, managing agents, or other individuals to answer the interrogatories on the organization’s behalf.
(b) Within 30 days after the service of the interrogatories, or such longer time as the department may permit, the recipient of the interrogatories shall serve on the department written answers either responding fully or stating any objection to each interrogatory separately. The answers shall be made under oath and shall be signed by each individual making them, and the answers shall identify which individual has responded to each interrogatory.
(c) When in order to answer an interrogatory it is necessary to make a compilation, abstract, audit, or summary of the business records of the recipient of the interrogatory and such a compilation, abstract, audit, or summary does not exist or is not in the possession or under the control of the recipient, it shall be a sufficient answer to the interrogatory to so state and to specify the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained and to afford the department reasonable opportunity to inspect and copy or make compilations, abstracts, or summaries from such records.
(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1023.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018