Thank you Rick. Well in order to have a defamation of action suit against this woman, she would have had to make a false statement of fact about you that damaged your reputation. If she interpreted your intent or the context, then that is not defamation/slander/libel. It must be an actual false statement. If you think she did, then you need to sit down with a local personal injury attorney who handles non-physical injury torts (which is what defamation of character is) to discuss your case in detail to see if they think you have a case that has a chance of success.
In terms of your job, as you may know, SC is an employment "at will
" state. That means that an employer may take any adverse employment action they deem appropriate, including termination
, for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning unless the action would violate an employment contract
, company policy, or employment discrimination
law. That wouldn't make it necessarily fair, but it would be legal.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.