CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST MY EMPLOYER FOR ALL THE VIOLATIONS AGAINST ME INCLUDING DEFAMATION?

WRONGFULL TERMINATION, RETALIATION,DEFAMATION,DISCRIMINATION, AND FAILURE TO PAY WAGES OF OVERTIME WORKED. ALL STARTED AFTER MAKING A STATEMENT OF GRIEVENCE AGAINST A DIRECTOR THAT WAS ENGAGING IN WRONGDOINGS AND NOT PAYING WAGES OF OVERTIME HOURS WORKED. IN LESS THEN THREE MONTH OF MY GRIEVENCE. I WAS RETALIATED,HARASSED AND DEMOTED AND FIRED WITH FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND DEFAMATION WITH OUT CAUSE.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 17, 2004 8:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Donna Ballman
Defamation in Florida

Generally, an employer is immune from suits based upon information given in references. That doesn’t mean that an employer may knowingly give false information. An employer may be sued for defamation if they make knowingly false statements, or with reckless disregard as to their truth, on matters such as theft, dishonesty, termination, criminal behavior, or discrimination. Employers may also be liable for making false statements within the corporation if made beyond the circle of those who need to know, such as during an investigation of sexual harassment.

While I practice only in Florida, the law is similar throughout the U.S.

Donna Ballman

posted by Donna Ballman  |  Feb 15, 2005 5:00 PM [EST]

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