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I was an at will employee.
My question is: this is the second time I have had issues with this specific individual affecting my ability to make a living in my field of medical sales/consulting with different companies. Her statement has cost me the ability to earn a living in an area I have been in for 10 years. This is The Ohio State University Medical Center, the largest hospital system in the area. It is also a #1 target for medical sales organizations looking for patient referrals of all types.
This SW because of her statement to my employer/coworkers has left me out of work (possibly for the second time) because of her opinion of me and a statement she said I made to her which never took place.
Am I now supposed to go drive a truck? The medical sales/consultant community is small enough that getting another position has become difficult.
Do I have a case of slander?
yes that is what was related back to me. the employer felt because of her position within the hospital system it was not a situation that could be resolved.
As a liaison for a hospice company I said to her, "If you have anyone in need of hospice services please let me know I can help you with that"
She is told my employer I said "If you have anyone dying call me"
I would be an idiot to say something like that as a person, an RN and especially as a rep for a Hospice company to a SW in a cancer center.
I just want to know if this is worth any additional effort as I am not looking to file some frivolous law suit. but have been advised to look into it.
thanks for your time.
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