Q: If employer says on performance eval "you make sarcastic comments", could this be considered defamation of character?
A: Libel (the written form of defamation) must expose the plaintiff to "to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or obloquy, or [...] cause him to be shunned or avoided, or which has a tendency to injure him in his occupation." It would be very difficult to convince a jury that your employer's quote meets this standard. For more information on employment law topics, please visit -- http://employerdefenseattorney.com/blog/
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