Antioch, TN asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee

Q: I was let go from my job today, stating I made too many mistakes. From my first day, a co-worker who was supposed to be

My back up and train me deliberately only gave me half answers so I would make mistakes, was exceptionally rude in tone and gestures, and would tell lies about me while not helping me ever. My VP and my manager both asked me how I was getting along with her when I first started which should have warned me. They admitted that they knew she lied but they just didn't take her seriously. She is an admin and I was HR and I noticed her violating HR policies and procedures all of the time. She would eavesdrop on mgmt calls, talk about coworker salaries in a large group of people, gossip that ine employee was a child molester and another one had bed bugs. Nothing was ever said to her and all mgmt knew she did it. I dont want my job back and I dont want to file legal action. I just want to know if I have any action that I could threaten them with if she starts telling everyone about my dismissal

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Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You should consult with an attorney. You have several options here. Some of which you said you do not want to pursue. One option is to send your former co-worker a demand letter threatening to sue her if she talks about you with others. That may help in this situation. Overall, you should discuss the facts and potential solutions in detail with an attorney to come up with a game plan here. Good luck.

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