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What if an employee makes a false accusation against their

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What if an employee makes a false accusation against their supervisor

VAMD, Esq. :

Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.

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Depending on the situation, the supervisor may opt to fire the employee, and even sue the employee for defamation of character.

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It ultimately depends on the facts.

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Can you provide some more detail about what occurred?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The lie told by my employee to my supervisor was that I said a sexist comment and that I mentioned information about an employee on FMLA leave. IN addition this employee has in the past lied about her supervisor then because he too was correcting her work.

Hi again.

If I were you, I would talk to your supervisor and explain that it is false. Ultimately, your employer would need to proceed with caution because the employee may file a charge with the EEOC for harassment. If you are disciplined for what occurred, then you may want to sue the employee for defamation, especially if you lose your job as a result.
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