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There are several potential things you can do, but we need to talk more about the facts
What is it that the former boss is saying?\
I have statements from potential folk's who will back the allegations up, it's getting worse and we don't know where to turn, I don't want to approach her in person!
It is good that you have evidence. However, the legal remedies you have are determined by the content of the improper statement.
If you would rather not tell me what was said, I can just provide you some general advice.
Things about like we are getting our home foreclosed on, my daughter stoled from her as an employee, telling realatives we are bashing thier kids grandkids ect, just stirring some viscous stuff.
OK. Has it caused a calculable loss to you or your wife's business?
probably not yet, but it could, she also harrased my family when our grandson was on life support telling my daughter she didn't need to be @ the hospital and she fired her, that's where a lot of this stems from
Here are your options:
1. Sue for Defamation: Defamation is the publication by oral or written means which tend to cause harm to a person's reputation, character, or business.
she is a very evil person, kind of knew that, she has bi polar and takes alot of meds, anyway I think she should be dealt with.
The things that this lady is saying can arguably qualify as defamation, especially in regard to your home foreclosure, etc.
Now, the first amendment protects hateful speech, so she can be insulting, she just cannot go around telling lies about things that are damaging to your character.
So, what state do you live in?
OK. Let me look at Oregon law on the subject for a few minutes. Please stand by.
Mr. Norris, can you let me know what the law says and type me out a statement, I have to leave for an appoinment, and along with that a suggestion?
I sure can. What I will do is switch us over to a different format that isn't an instant message. It's more like an email.
Instructions will pop up on how to get my message.
We can continue to communicate that way from here on out.
Talk to you soon.
thanks sir, you have very helpful, I'll look further when i return later!
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