Perris, CA asked in Employment Discrimination for California

Q: Do I have rights if a former boss and employees are making false statements about a termination

I never was actually fired or signed anything

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Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends on several things that are not disclosed in your post.

First, it depends on what is being said.

Second, it depends on whether it is causing you non-speculative damage

Third, it depends on who is saying it.

Fourth, it may depend on the motive for the making of the untrue statements.

There are privileges that make untrue statements non-actionable unless malice can be shown. In any case, if you cannot establish damages it makes no sense to prosecute such a claim, especially against a co-worker who likely does not have the assets to respond with enough money to make the litigation worth it.

At this point, get a confidential consultation with an attorney to explore your rights.

Good luck to you.

Maurice Mandel II agrees with this answer

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