Centreville, VA asked in Employment Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia

Q: My spouse has been accused (verbal and In Writing) of “forcing subordinates” to falsify documents (student grades).

Additionally, her employer (for profit college) has been accused of violating Virginia Board of Nursing practices. The institution is being represented, and tell my spouse “not to worry, they represent her too”…I am afraid she will be made scapegoat. Do I need an employment or defamation attorney?

1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You may need both, but it depends on the allegations in the complaint and if she's a named party. If not, and she simply wants to sue for the defamation, then you only need a defamation lawyer. I don't think the company's lawyer could properly represent her as well. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to retain counsel. Good luck.

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