Santa Cruz, CA asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California

Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for suing an ex boss

I was let go because of false accusations made my a third party from my job. My boss refused to pay me because of an outstanding loan because he applied it to that. I told him he can’t do such and I would file a wage claim. Once he received the conference notice he filed a police report saying I did something I never did. We just had our real hearing with the labor commissioner judge and yes I won however there are documents he attached to his side evidence and in an email between a customer and the company they are telling the customer that I no longer work their because I was stealing money from the company then the customer responds with I wondered why (my name) didn’t respond to my emails? This is ruining my reputation and is a flat out lie. I have never been charged with anything nor does any proof to such exist! My reputation and character is being stomped on. What kind of lawsuit is this?

4 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL

I ASSUME YOU ARE USING A LABOR/EMPLOYMENT LAWYER AND THAT IS THE PERSON TO ASK.....

SH/E CAN GIVE YOU DIRECTION ON RETAINING A CIVIL LITIGATION LAWYER .......HOWEVER, IT MIGHT BE HARD TO FIND ONE THAT WILL TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY

Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker
Answered
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I assume you have collected all wages, penalties owed by employer. You most likely also have a Libel (Defamation) claim against employer, based on his derogatory writing to a third party, accusing you of a crime.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Answered
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The lawsuit would be for Libel and Defamation. You need to have proof of your innocence and it is very expensive to litigate. By now he has provided a lot of documentation that would be used against you in a court of law. Best of luck.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may have a claim for slander, or libel in this instance. Talk to employment attorneys, or personal injury attorneys about your potential claims.

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