California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
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Does the board have reason to know that the statements are false?
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The board made no effort to verify the claims of the janitor, but published her claims as fact in the minutes. There are other claims made as well, but it is unclear as to where they originated. I believe the board should have had reason to know they were false.
One of the claims stated my husband was using rooms in the church he had no business being in, the board should have known that was false because most rooms in the church are locked and my husband does not have keys. Also the board should have reason to know the claim "the church van use is out of control" was false because the van has only been used approximately four times in the last 6 months, and has been parked right out side the church office, also the mileage on the van reflect minimal use. That claim appears to be slanderous because it is recorded with malevolent language and tone.
Also claims of "inappropriate things" being witnessed with no explanation of those things has very negative connotations, especially when working with young people.
My husband was not notified of the claims, he found out about them because he saw a copy of the minutes.
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