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Can a supervisor sue an employee who has slandered and defamed

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Can a supervisor sue an employee who has slandered and defamed the supervisor with lies and fabrications to the point the owners of the business are now threatening the supervisors continuing employment?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for your question.


Yes, there is potentially a defamation suit there. A defamatory statement is one that is made to third parties that is false and made knowingly or with reckless disregard of the truth. If you suffered identifiable damages as a result of the statement(s), there may be a claim for defamation.


I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions.



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