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Someone at my place of emplyment has started some defaming

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hi Someone at my place...
hi Someone at my place of emplyment has started some defaming rumors about me and im trying to figure out what steps to take in getting this to stop.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: nj
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: not at this time but i dont trust my union and i want it documented and submitted for investigation.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: the rumors about my immediate supervisor and myself and I know who the person is.
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Your first step would be to draft and send them a cease-and-desist letter, explaining that they must retract the false and defaming statements. Further, you'll state if they fail to do that you will seek all legal remedies. If they do not you can make claims against them for slander and defamation in tortuous interference with business contract as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. To prove that you'd have to prove that they made the statements, new they were false, made the statement anyways to harm your reputation, that you experience financial, compensatory and emotional damages because of the statements.

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