Ithaca, NY asked in Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: Could I get sued for writing a blog post about sexual harassment I experienced at work if I name the person who harassed


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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Truth is a defense to defamation or slander but why would you post something like that?

Most good employment lawyers google their potential clients to see what they have posted on line. No one should post anything negative on line ever. If they do so that simply reflects on their character and the chances of getting a decent job after doing so are pretty slim.

Also, most employees do not want to have their name associated with litigation. But nowadays, there is almost nothing anyone can do to prevent a person's or named plaintiff's name from appearing on-line after filing a lawsuit. That's another reason why people hire lawyers to resolve these things off the record. Once you post you have basically decided you want to be your own lawyer and accept the risks of doing what you did on your own - where possibly no one might be able to help you thereafter.

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