Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.
Q: If I am disciplined because of this lie, Would I have a defamation case?
A: Yes, you would have a defamation case if you are disciplined. Since you are likely an at-will employee
, you would not likely have recourse against your employer for the unfair discipline, but you would have recourse against the person who lied about your driving
In order to win a defamation lawsuit, you must prove that the person made false statements about you to a third party, and that your reputation was injured as a result. In this case, the person certainly made a false statement about you since you were not speeding around the parking lot. The false statement was made to a third party: your employer. And if you are disciplined, then that is evidence of injury to your reputation resulting from the false statements. Accordingly, based upon what you told me, and the evidence that you were not speeding, it sounds like you'd win a lawsuit.
Does that answer your question? Please let me know if you need clarification, as I am happy to continue helping you until you are satisfied. Also, your positive feedback is much appreciated. Thank you for using our service!
If you would like to direct additional legal questions to me in the future, then please type "To VAMD" in the subject line of your question.