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I am a university academic. I resigned from my position at the university in 2010 in order to complete my PhD. I have worked on a casual basis for the same university department in 2010, 2011, 2012 by marking examinations and assignments. A colleague with whom I have worked wanted to appoint me as a co-lecturer on a course because numbers have doubled. When he suggested my name to the program Director he refused to appoint me. When my colleague asked why he refused to give a reason and said that he would not allow me to teach in the Department again, and that he should not ask why, end of conversation. I have not had any conflict with the Director of the program in the time that I have been working as a casual, nor am I aware of any problems with the examination results and reports I submitted. I suspect someone of telling the Director false information about me. As a result I have been 'blacklisted' and am not able to get employment of any kind in the Department, even though I am now more highly qualified than the people to whom the Director is giving casual work. Would I be able to sue the University or Director for defamation?

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Your open for a claim of defamation, but in order for it to be successful you need to prove that

A. The statement was defamatory
B. it was told to a third party
C. The statement was based on a false belief.

Clearly you should be able to satisfy such requirements.

Also, I would also speak with the air work ombudsman for them to look at the way you have been treated at work.

Please accept

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks Daniel

He hasn't said anything 'bad' about me to other people. In fact the Director will not give a reason why he won't employ me. He has just black listed me. Is this considered defamation?


Well in that instance, if the black list itself can be classed as a negative statement than yes.

But I would be more inclined perhaps to file with fair work in regard to being treated unfairly also.

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Experience: Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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