Our professional careers depend on the reputations we build over time. Most people spend years building their reputations so they can get promoted or have options when they want to look for new employment opportunities. However, there are times when others seek to ruin a person’s reputation by making false claims about them. This is defamation, and it is illegal. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our Los Angeles defamation attorneys are ready to help if this has happened to you.
Most people have heard the word “defamation” but may not understand what it actually means, particularly when it comes to defamation in the workplace. When someone makes a false statement about another person that harms that person’s reputation, this is considered defamation. A few of the common terms associated with defamation are libel and slander.
Defamation concerns both slander and libel, but under California law, the following must be true for a slander or libel claim to be satisfied.
Those are two of the most common ways that an employee can be defamed. However, there are other ways in which a person could bring a defamation lawsuit. This could include false accusations of theft, harassment, dishonesty, or immoral behavior. A person could suffer irreparable harm both personally and professionally due to the defaming statements.
The following are a few examples of what defamation in the workplace could look like:
If you or someone you care about has experienced defamation at the hands of an employer or coworkers, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our qualified and experienced employment lawyer is going to get to work on your case immediately. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve for what has happened. This can include: