Can You Sue For Slander Against Another Co-worker That Makes False Allegations?


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Deborah Mann Profile
Deborah Mann answered
It is possible to sue for slander against another co-worker that makes false allegations - however, doing so will require expensive legal guidance; as well, going outside the company to deal with such a serious issue may damage or end your career with that corporate entity, regardless of the outcome of your suit. Sometimes, it may be better to deal with the slanderous person directly, while always remaining polite and professional.

If this gets you nowhere, you may wish to pursue a complaint with HR (Human Resources); however, you should always understand that Human Resources exists to protect the company, not its employees. If you're a unionized employee, you may want to contact your trade union before you proceed with an action; they may be able to support you through their organization. In general, it can be difficult to get "justice" in these sorts of situations. Sometimes, the whistleblower can be punished simply for calling attention to a nasty situation. You must proceed with the utmost planning and care when you begin to accuse a work colleague of making slanderous accusations towards you. The most common slanders (that become court cases) usually deal with a staff member maliciously calling another employee inept or dishonest. 

It's also important to guard yourself against these sorts of lawsuits by avoiding gossip about co-workers. In this day and age, the "grape vine" may be a digital snarl that entangles you. Be certain you never say anything slanderous in an email you send at work, or while chatting on Instant Messenger. You can be 100 per cent positive that these communications are being monitored by IT, and they represent hard proof of slander. Be circumspect in your dealing at all times and protect yourself. To sue someone else for slander, you must have this sort of hard proof at your disposal. If you only have hearsay reports and so on, it may be a tough sell in a courtroom.
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ray of light answered
Slanders are the verbal sayings while libels are the printed publications consisting of false allegation against any individual or association.

For slanders individual corporations, organizations, and unions for trade can sue while governmental bodies and political delegations cannot sue for slander except the accusations are in the name of a being.

One can take authorized action within a year by proving in court that the words were slanderous, such as blaming some one to be dishonest, deceitful, fraudulent or unskilled.
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Anonymous answered
Can I sue a co worker for threatening to get me fired by spreading a negative word about me to many employees and waiting for the seed to take root.  After 3 months I was let go.  At the time of the threat I did go to my supervisor and complain, and I was re-assured she wasn't that powerful to get me fired.  I was an exceptional performer on all of my performance reviews.
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Anonymous answered
Can I sue if a co worker is spreading lies about me that she made have heard from another person that doesn't work with us?
Dennis Chapman Profile
Dennis Chapman answered
A Company has put libelous information on a Site which similar Companies use to check records of potential employees
I have a written record from same company that is very different from the one they are now posting and they have no grounds as I left right after the letter of record was wrote and all the companies employees are now gone from that time I worked there I have called to find out why and the new management will do nothing and only say the person who put it there is no longer with them and they will not change it
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Forest Lone answered
Sure, if you're ok about losing your job. Employers don't like being sued by still current employees. Creates tension at work. Get a good lawyer, Loss wage estimates, psychological counseling paperwork to prove psychological and emotional distress, allegation information you can before you may lose access to it and it mysteriously disappears, and cost involve to obtain a new job prove a maybe long lengthy case minus the lawyer's cut. Prepare for a long haul if there is no outside settlement. You could win big...or not. Secret is to prepare in advance before letting them know of your intended lawsuit.
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Anonymous answered
Supervisor tells other employees that certain employee might take gun to head so be nice . This is not true  from employee supervisor lies
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Anonymous answered
Can I sue for a co-worker for telling another coworker to hold her back or she's going to strangle me?
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Anonymous answered
Can I sue my co-worker for sending a e-mail to a supplier saying  I must be taking kick backs
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Anonymous answered
My name is charlene barnett I would like to sue 4 people for slander they took me to court and took a way my kids with a lot of lies can you help me
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Ed AtHowToSue answered
I agree with Forestlone. You've got your job back but if you sue your employer you'll ruin that relationship. What exactly are you suing for? The emotional distress involved? If so see . If you really want to do this talk to a lawyer first (obviously without informing your employer) to determine likelihood of winning, how much you could sue for etc. Etc.

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