Roanoke, VA asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: Can I sue a supervisor for making inaccurate statements about me that resulted in my firing?

Or can I sue the company for not training them and/or believing their inaccurate statements?

Long story short, I didn't do anything wrong in terms of company policy but developed a reputation for being in violation due to this issue.

I had a technology issue that made me appear offline when I was in fact online (documented it with the company's tech support) but every time the tech issue came up I was apparently being discussed among leadership as though it was something I had control over.

I assure you I disabused my manager of this notion every chance I got, but she routinely ignored or forgot my explanations.

Then one time this issue occurred and someone had to call me on my phone, and complained that I didn't sound right to them. I will point out my phone has very good sound quality compared to company assets so yes, not unusual for me to sound different.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. One option you have here would be to reach out to attorneys to discuss. Another could be to try your luck in reposting and adding Libel & Slander as a category. There's no guarantee that your question would then be picked up, but it's possible that attorneys who look at it from the standpoint of defamation issues could have better chances of seeing it. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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