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What define liable, slander and defamation

What define liable, slander and defamation

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Samuel II

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I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my

I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my direct supervisor started an investigation in my store, interviewed all my managerment team and I was told that the investigation will be complete next week and I am not to disuse anything with my team or I will be harassing them and terminated, I can not work while the investigation is taking place should I request an administrative leave.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have had on going disagreements with my direct supervisor in regards ***** ***** schedule for the past year and believe this is what she's targeting, I also dont believe she should be conducting the investigation because she will not be fairJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I was a jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The

I was a Virginia jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The day before basic training I was told that I was being fired for failing an eight month performance review. I was only there for six months. I am over 40. The performance appraisal seemed to be fraudulently signed meaning a mid level supervisor signed the edge of the document and did not read what he was signing. The firing official kept referencing my failing an eight month appraisal in his decision to terminate me. I was not due for an appraisal for two months, and I would have received basic training the next day.

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Ely

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Being terminated for harassment based upon hearsay only.

Being terminated for sexual harassment based upon hearsay only. Have until 1pm tomorrow to say why I should not be fired.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not an employment lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have no marks on my record - worked there for 20 years. It's a university though and I hear they are taking this super seriousJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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TJ, Esq.

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I quit my job because an untrue accusation was made about

I quit my job because an untrue accusation was made about me. The company could not provide proof of the accusation. I work in a state with "at will" employment. I used a former supervisor/fellow employee as a reference to a new job I am applying for. I am in the interview process. The former supervisor/fellow employee told the new company (I am applying to) the unsubstantiated false allegations alleged against me in quitting my former job. Is this slander?

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ScottyMacEsq

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I have a supervisor at work that tells lies about me other

I have a supervisor at work that tells lies about me other employees. Such as i spike food and drinks to make them sick also that I keep list on other employees to turn in to management

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Infolawyer

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In my job as manager of a recreational resort, I had two

In my job as manager of a recreational resort, I had two board members who were admonished in writing by owners and guests for showing up at a private event (quilting party) and mouthing off to the ladies while drinking. They went on to tell the ladies that I should have not allowed their gathering and that I would be replaced. It was part of my job as manager to oversee the use of the ranch for activities that the owners wanted to hold (weddings, family reunions, club meetings, etc.).Both of these directors were censored by the rest of the board members, but instead of apologizing and owning their mistake in judgment, they denied the incident ever took place. One of the directors was the president, and the other was the treasurer.This was the start of continued harassment, and retaliation.The treasurer stood in front of the owners who were attending the monthly owners' association meeting and stated that he had "discovered" a huge discrepancy in the accounting and that monies were missing. Three owners had been allowed to buy out the balance of their shares for small fee and the ranch had lost 'thousands" of dollars as a result. I was accused of misappropriating funds after it was pointed out to answer a question posed by the other director's wife that , no, this wouldn't exactly be embezzlement since I hadn't taken the monies.The buyout had been a practice that had been put in place prior to my taking over as manager. The only difference was that I had each of the three remaining owners pay a $500 one time buyout price and continue to keep the share and make payments on the assessments. The ranch runs on the assessments paid by the owners. A few owners had financed their shares with the original developer and he had turned these over to the owners' association when they bought him out. I had followed the procedures that were already in place and all three buyouts had to be signed off and signatures notarized by two board members. The treasurer failed to mention that he had been one of the directors signing off on the buyout.The president of the board conducted the investigation and failed to report that she had also signed off on one of the buyouts, as had the other director who was involved in the quilting incident. I was demoted, but allowed to finish my contract time at the same rate of pay. An election was held in August and both directors were out. The president was reelected (no one else ran), but she was removed as president. Things were up in the air, but I was still working, but now at a lower rate of pay and completely removed from management by the previous board. I now had to do the shopping for the ranch (a job I did not do as manager) and in the process, I fell during a rainstorm (slipped on oil in a parking lot) and broke my hip. I am now on workman's comp after a botched surgery left me with one leg 1 1/2 inches shorter than the other and the back pain is unbearable. My six months is up next week, and I am very concerned. The new manager is not forthcoming with any information for me.Had the board conducted an investigation with other players involved, I do not believe I would have been demoted. My honesty and integrity have been questioned in an open meeting, and it has cost me a great deal of humiliation and physical pain and suffering.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have been a manager distribution company 1/2 years, the

I have been a manager for a distribution company for 8 1/2 years, the same amount of time as the office manager that started at the same time I did. We are both managers over our perspective departments and neither of us is over the other. I have always purposely kept my personal life away from work. The most I typcally will talk about it maybe what new car or house I may be buying, where I might go on vacation, pet stories, etc. I never discuss any information such as who I might date or any other information like that. I also happen to be gay, but it's not known or has never been discussed by myself or anyone else, because I also do not hang out with co-workers after work. I keep my personal and professional life seperate.The manager that was hired at the same time I was is the Office Manager and handles a lot of HR responsibilities to our coroporate office. To put things bluntly, she is a nosey busy body that always gossips about other people, looks online at their Facebooks, property records, etc., and even looks through the arrest bookings in the city/county to see who may have been arrested or not and has been known to influence who the general manager considers for employment, even though it's supposed to be our corporate office who is supposed to make that decision. She has this thing about having to know people's business (and a reason I prefer to keep my business to myself.About 6 months ago, I had hired a new Assistant Manager and a couple of drivers. After work, at a work sponsered get together at a local bar/restaurant, the Office Manager and her daughter (who was able to attend), a veteran driver, a new driver and my new assistant were the first to arrive and sit at a table. While waiting for others to arrive (myself included) she was gossiping to the veteran and new driver about various things and then I was mentioned. The conversation went on about how since I was single, no children, went on vacation with friends that she was sure that I was gay. (though true, it's not a reason to suspect anything) Her daughter (who doesn't work there, but that I know through her mother) then said, "I almost had proof he is gay".My question to you is, besides being very inappropriate for the Office Manager to be talking to my employees and my assistant about me in this regard, it's also to me an invasion of privacy if she or her daughter would make it their business to try and "get proof" about my sexual orientation. I understand it's probably not slander or libel since it is true, but I am not open about it nor do I want to be open about it, especially at work. So what right does a fellow manager have to even try and look into my personal life, but then to discuss it in front of older and newer employees? No one knows what reaction someone may have to this and if it was a negative one, it's creates tension and possible problems with employees that work for me.With that being said, are there any legal actions I could take should I choose to? I know there is enough that if I wanted to go to my corporate office, but know it could be like opening pandoras box. At this point I would like to know what my options are, if any. I feel as if my privacy has been encroached upon and makes me feel very uncomfortable. There is no reason for anyone to try and "out" me if that is not my wish. On their part, it's just gossip and speculation, which to me does not belong in a workplace enviroment.Thank you for your time,R

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Last year, I bought mascara at a store, and after I left, the store manager slandered me,

Last year, I bought mascara at a store, and after I left, the store manager slandered me, so that I lost my job. The woman had wanted information about my employer, which is the largest bank in the U.S. Per my manager, I told the woman she shouldn't ask customers about their employers. After I left, she called the police and made up a story about me, alleging I had used threatening language. The next morning, I lost my job. I called the corporate office to report the woman's misconduct, but they advised the woman was using their name without permission and had nothing to do with the company, so there was nothing they could do. Now, because of the slander from this woman, I've lost at least 5 job opportunities that I know of, tens of thousands of dollars and counting, and I've been reprimanded for doing nothing to correct this. Can I seek an attorney's help as a mediator to help set my record straight with my former employer? Should I consider a lawsuit against the woman?

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