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What was the content of the false statement? Was the employee's reputation injured or some other damage sustained by the employee?
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There is a meeting scheduled to determine if the employee has a job and if she is not fired she probably be suspended without pay.
I see. Statements by a board member to an employee of the company would not typically be privileged, so the false statements could be prosecuted as defamatory by the subject of the false statements.Statements of opinion generally do not constitute defamation, but false factual statements which lead to injury to the subject of the statements would typically constitute defamation, so the board member could be sued for damages.One would typically retain a local employment law or civil litigation attorney to pursue legal action against the board member. The state and local bar associations can provide attorney referrals if you need one.Here is a link which sets out the elements of defamation under IL law:http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/illinois-defamation-law
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