Q: "she doesn't allow sunglasses in the store" after being in there for at least five minutes. Defamation or harassment?
Walked in store, passed check out counter, went to "deli" counter in back, worker was cleaning something big so I waited maybe 2-3 minutes then i ordered. 2 employees passed by me on separate occasions. Suddenly, a worker comes up to me to say that. I immediately responded that these are prescription glasses. He turned and walked away. Do i have a legal standing in this?
A: It doesn't sound like anything legally actionable is there. From the brief facts, it sounds like you were accused of violating a store's private policy of no sunglasses, but defended your position by asserting that the glasses were prescription. There doesn't appear to be any damage to one's dignitary interests needed in a defamation case, or any violation of civil rights. It sounds like something you don't want to lose time with, but you could consult with an attorney for another opinion. Good luck
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