I am a truck driver. Today I was making a delivery to a business. I showed up at lunch time. I was told that I would have to wait until after lunch before they would unload me. I pulled to the side of the building to wait. After lunch I was unloaded and left without incident. Almost two hours later I was informed by my supervisor that a complaint had been place against me for being rude and yelling at this customer and the customers in her shop (I did neither) and that I was speeding around her lot and around her $100,000 trucks (I wasn't). I know I cant prove I wasn't rude. However my truck has GPS and a computer. Upon returning to my terminal, I had a mechanic hook my truck to the computer and print out my speeds between 12:00pm-1:00pm and print out the results. The fastest recorded speed in her lot with the GPS plotting to prove times was 1.1185mph. Hardly speeding! If I am disciplined because of this lie, Would I have a defamation case? I should also add that the person making the complaint is the owner
This letter of complaint unless totally dismissed will also go into my employee file at corporate level. I have been employed at my company for 15 years and have 21 years experience in the industry. I suffer from acute glaucoma and will eventually have to get out of the truck. If I were turned down for a management promotion based on this letter of complaint being in my file would I also have a case as opposed to outright termination (which I really don't think will happen to me)
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