Hi, and Welcome to JustAnswer, Thank you for your questionMy name isXXXXX am an Attorney and would be glad to help, I am sorry that your comment generated such a reaction. I am sure it was not called for. Unfortunately, someone's "opinion" or "perception" of how they are spoken to by a government employee does not give the government employee a right to sue the person who was expressing their opinion.
I wish I could give you the answer you were hoping for and it would have given me great pleasure to do so, but I have an ethical obligation to give correct Answers, so please try not to hold the law applicable to your situation against me,
The law does not always support our position and justice is not always just.
I wish you the best, ANDREA
Idid, in fact, read your statement in full and did not jump to any conclusions. In your original statement, you said, "indoing my regular duties one day Icalled a business service (broker) andadvised them of a possible penalty and to research the information andcall me back the next day..........". You then stated,
"...ownerhusband wrote up to the highest levelwho in turn have [sic] me investigated for been [sic] unprofessional.........". The reader cannot interpret this as speakingto a fellow employee, nor that it wasthe follow employee who "wrote you up" and had you investigated. I apologize for any miscommunication, but I have no way of knowing what youintended to say. It is only in yourpresent reply that you say that you were speaking to a "fellow employee". I did not say that anyone has a right to ruin your life. If it is afellow employee who is giving you all this trouble and misrepresenting to uppermanagement that you do not speak to others in a professional manner, then your recourse is to file a formalcomplaint with the Human Resources Department or a similar designated office within your group. Please understand that not every situation will support a lawsuit,especially if these situations arise in the work place. That is why one of the functions of the Human Resources Department is to resolve disputesamong employees. I wish I could give you the answer you were hoping for and it would have givenme great pleasure to have been able to tell you, "Yes, the law provides a remedy for you and allows you to sue this individual" , but I have an ethical obligation to give correct Answers, So please try not to hold it against me that the law does not support lawsuits in this particular situation. The law does not always support our position, and justice is not always just. Thank you for bringing your question to JustAnswer, ANDREA
Slander is false spoken statements, while libel is false written statements. In order to recover damages in any lawsuit for slander, libel, and defamation of character, a Plaintiff must prove all four (4) elements. 1. First, the Plaintiff must prove that the defendant made a false and defamatory statement concerning the plaintiff.
2. Second, rhe Plaintiff must prove that the defendant made an unprivileged publication to a third party.
3. Third, the Plaintiff must prove that the publisher acted at least negligently in publishing the communication.
4. Finally, the Plaintiff must prove special damages. Damages are typically to the reputation of the plaintiff,By "publication" is meant that the false statement(s) are conveyed to a third party.
Examples of slanderous, libelous, and defamatory statements: A communication that imputes a serious crime involving moral turpitude or a felonyA communication that exposes a plaintiff to hatredA communication that reflects negatively on the plaintiff's character,morality, or integrittA communication that impairs the plaintiff's financial well-beingA communication that suggests that the plaintiff suffers from a physical or mental defect that would cause others to refrain from associating with the plaintiff
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