How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jane T (LLC) Your Own Question
Jane T (LLC)
Jane T (LLC), Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 8435
Experience:  Worked with employment legal group in major national corp.
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Jane T (LLC) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is gossip against the law in workplace

Customer Question

Is gossip against the law in workplace
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Jane T (LLC) replied 9 years ago.


Although gossip may lead to slander or libel lawsuits or other claims being filed against employees or the employer, it is not generally illegal to "gossip." However, an employer normally has the ability to create policies that set standards for workplace behavior, such as preventing gossip.