Good afternoon. Here's the thing....To prevail in a suit for libel or slander and recover damages, you must prove 4 things: (i) the defendant conveyed a defamatory message they knew or should have known to be false; (ii) the material was published (i.e., conveyed to someone other than you); (iii) you can be identified as the the person referred to in the defamatory material; and (iv) you suffered an injury to your reputation as a result of the communication. If you left with no issues so that the implication was false, then I do think you have a case for defamation. If, on the other hand, there were issues with your departure such that these comments could be construed as true, you would not satisfy element (i).
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