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If you have numerous reports of your former boss bad mouthing

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If you have numerous reports of your former boss bad mouthing you to other prospective jobs. What law section in california prohibits it? Slander, Black balling and so forth. I've not worked with this individual for a couple of months and she's trying to have me removed from a fire board. She has even told people I will never work for a fire department again.

I worked really hard to make it as a fire inspector and if anyone were to listen to her slander they may not want to hire me. What do I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Hello and welcome,

What types of statements are being made about you to third parties?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She's made statements that I am not qualified to do inspections. Which I have more credentials than her. She made a statement that I would never work for a fire department ever again. Now she has been pushing for my fire committee to have me removed from there board. I can get letters from the individuals asking for specific wording if I need to.
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
I see.

The labor code does not address this type of conduct by the former employer.

However, you could file suit against her for interference with business relations typically since it does appear she is intentionally interfering with your ability to locate other employment.

You could seek any damages you have suffered as a result of this conduct as well as a restraining order preventing her from continuing to engage in such conduct.

Here is a link that provides more information on this type of cause of action:

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