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If a former coworker finds out that I am applying at s

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If a former coworker finds out that I am applying at his current workplace goes to his employer and tells them I'm a bad person lazy ect.. Could I sue for defamation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry this happened to you.

Yes, if this person told lies about you then you can sue for damage to your reputation.

As a first step you should consult with a lawyer face to face with a view to retaining the lawyer to send this person a letter demanding a written retraction and a formal apology and threatening a lawsuit.

If that does not work the next step would be to sue.

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