Q: What recourse do I have for being slander by my employer to congressional staffers/ hearing?

I work for a federal agency; a senior representative attended a meeting of enquiry on the Hill about an incident within the agency- at the location I direct/ oversee. The representatives did not have facts; instead, they blamed me for the negative outcome of the external investigation. I was asked by my agency to document/ demonstrate 'examples' to refute the narrative that was provided.

What is my recourse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: It definitely sounds like you need to hire a lawyer before you respond on writing or in person. Everything going forward will be shaped by your employer and the narrative he/she wants to create. You need to carefully counter that narrative. It is best to have someone speak on your behalf when possible. Put a buffer between you and your employer/ investigators. It would help a lot if i knew more about your case and what you are being accused of. My prices are very affordable considering my time as a lawyer and the DC Market.

Feel free to contact me. We can meet for lunch, your home, or at the office.

I hope to hear from you.

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