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there was a statement made in my work evaluation that was deragatory

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there was a statement made in my work evaluation that was deragatory toward me and it was stated that this was told to my boss by 2 other named people who work for the same company. In my response i said it was untrue and hurtful but it is still in my evaluation. Is this considered libel?

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Valerie [email protected]

Employment-LawExpert :

Hello and thank you for your question today.

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First, let me say that I am terribly sorry that you have found yourself in this situation. Libel occurs when a person makes a false statement of fact about another person in writing that causes that person damage. The key component of such a claim is that there must be a 1) statement of fact. So, if the report states that two other people said something, then the report would not be libelous unless the two other people did not say anything.

Employment-LawExpert :

If the report is opinion, and not fact, then the report would not be libelous.

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Employment-LawExpert :

However, if the report states that you did something, which is false, then that is libelous, and you should consider filing a claim against them. If this is the case, then you would want to find a personal injury attorney in your area.


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Does that make sense?

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yes thank you

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Does that fully answer your question today?

Customer:

i believe so.

Employment-LawExpert :

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further. If you do not require any further assistance, I would be most grateful if you would remember to provide my service a positive rating, as this is the only way I will receive credit for assisting you.

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