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I'm sorry to hear of the trouble you're having with your coworker, and can imagine how this may affect your standing as an employee. Chances are there is already some bad feeling between you and this trouble making coworker, which is what was causing him or her to lie. If that's the case, a supervisor or HR may be able to straighten out the whole matter before it blows up into something it should not be.That's the best case scenario. In the event this person damages your reputation or standing in the company, you should know that he/she has committed legal defamation and you do have legal recourse. You always have the option of bringing a lawsuit against this person for defamation in your local court. And, even if your supervisor blows this off as your coworker's erratic and silly behavior, the court will still "presume damages" because the coworker defamed you in a vocational capacity. That means, even if you can show no actual damage, the court is still likely to award you money if you can show this person lied about you, which should not be to difficult, under the circumstances. Also, if a coworker is lying like this, I would think that when the employer gets to the bottom of the issue, the coworker is likely to lose his/her job.
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