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Is gossip against the law in workplace

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Jane T (LLC) replied 8 years ago.


Although gossip may lead to slander or libel lawsuits or other claims being filed against employees or the employer, it is not generally illegal to "gossip." However, an employer normally has the ability to create policies that set standards for workplace behavior, such as preventing gossip.

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