As an employer, once an employee is let go how do we control defamation of our business?

We are a childcare center and recently had to let a teacher, employed at-will, go for the negative work environment she creates and complaints from parents, teachers, and more. Since she has been gone she has been contacting parents, our clients, and teachers giving false reasons that she was fired and telling them confidential information about other families, which goes against the contract we sign with our parents. Now that she is no longer employed here, how do we legally stop this from happening?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 5, 2011 11:04 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Bruce Elfvin
This is difficult to stop and may not be a subject you want to engage on at this time. If she was terminated and statements come to your attention, you can show that they are upsetting and state that they are untrue and represent a bitter former employee.

I do not think that this is a traditional employment problem and you do need employment advice. See an employment lawyer near you. You can select one at

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Dec 6, 2011 4:10 PM [EST]

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