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Can you do anything to prevent a disgruntled ex employee from

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Can you do anything to prevent a disgruntled ex employee from carrying out threats to ruin your business?

Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am JudgeLaw and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.

What, specifically, are they threatening to do to ruin your business?

Thank you.

JudgeLaw
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Not specific, it just happened today and he has already posted an inflammatory post on a social media website we use for business that went out to 274 people before we caught it.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX the additional information.

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you, but I believe I have information which you will find helpful.

You can sue them for defamation. Actually, you would start with a cease and desist letter to anyone making these false accusations.

If this does not get a retraction, you will need to file suit for defamation. This cause of action is specifically for damage caused to one's reputation. To establish a prima facie case of defamation, four elements are generally required:

1. a false statement purporting to be fact concerning another person or entity;

2. publication or communication of that statement to a third person;

3. fault on the part of the person making the statement amounting to intent or at least negligence; and,

4. some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.

This involves complex litigation and it is strongly advised that you retain local counsel to assist you in protecting your rights before taking any action in this matter.

If you need assistance in finding an attorney, contact your state or local bar association. You can also try Martindale Hubble. Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What kind of attorney would I look for to do a cease and desist letter?
Thank you for following up with me.

A commercial litigation attorney would be helpful.

If you need help finding local counsel, try Martindale Hubble. Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:
http://www.martindale.com/Find-Lawyers-and-Law-Firms.aspx

It is a huge worldwide database searchable by location and specialty.

Thank you.

JudgeLaw
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