Rancho Cordova, CA asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California

Q: Is it slander if a coworker lied to my employer and got me fired?

A coworker told my employer I lied about taking time off to go to a dentist appointment. I have proof I went to the appointment. Keep in mind, I put in my two week notice a week before I was fired and this has happened to countless other employees of this business.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: That may be slander, but if you were going to leave in a week anyway, there would not be enough in damages to make a slander lawsuit worth the time and money it would take to bring it. As to the other employees, their individual situations would have to be assessed.

Good luck to you.

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