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Thank you for your for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.To seek a claim for defamation you must prove these 4 factors to be successful:1. A defamatory (untrue) statement2. Of or concerning the plaintiff (you)3. Communicated to third parties AND4. Injury to reputation, specifically financial injury.From the facts that you provide I really do not see the first or the fourth factor being fulfilled. The comment that was made about you having or not having a life was not a factual statement, it was opinion. Opinion is not defamatory in most instances, so informing you of her feelings is not defamatory. To put in perspective, if she said that you come home every night, watch tv by yourself, and dream about having a life, then that could be defamatory as it was provided as a comment or action attributed to you. Informing you of her feelings toward you here is instead opinion. As for the fourth factor, while I agree that you can claim or show that you were emotionally injured, there is still no financial element which would negate the claim. All four factors must be shown to be actionable, something that I do not quite see in this situation.This does not stop you from contacting management or their corporate to demand some sort of a solution and potentially disciplinary action for the employee since you as their customer do deserve politeness at the very least, but this isn't a defamation claim under the law.Good luck.
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