Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
HelloThis is Samuel. I am sorry to hear of this situation. Please tell me what information I can provide for you.How is she defaming you? What is the employer considering to be a threat? That you are going to sue her?
Thank you. Well, you can file a defamation of character lawsuit. It is not a process I would suggest you do on your own. And you should at least consider consulting with a local attorney. But to begin, if you want to try on your own, I suggest you can go to the court house and ask the clerk to pull a defamation lawsuit that has been filed where the Plaintiff won and make copies of that suit so you can have the documents to use a samples and conform to your situation at hand.Remember defamation is the dissemination of lies, as the absolute truth when it is known the information being put out is lies.I don't understand why you were demoted because you have a right to file a lawsuit against anyone. But that is something your employer can explain when you call them as a witness in the defamation lawsuit.