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Who is spreading the rumors?
I belong to a fire dept. and members are spreading the rumors and I'm sick of it. It is not true and does not put me in a good light.
It is harassment but as far as your employer it isn't harassment which can result in a lawsuit.
MD, like most states, is an employment at will state which severely limits any lawsuits against an employer.
I'm not employed, I'm a volunteer member
That does make somewhat of a difference. You could sue the people spreading the rumors for slander and you could, conceivably, sue the department for being a part of that or for them not doing anything to dissuade it.
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