Q: Harassment and defamation from my job and they fired me today and I notified human resources department today as well
A: I'm sorry about your ordeal. I can only speak for the defamation aspect of your post. An employment law or civil rights attorney could advise about elements related to your harassment and termination. If you suffered defamation (slander - verbal form, or libel - written form), you could discuss with law firms that handle such cases. The elements you'd need to satisfy would be suffering harm as a result of the publication of a false statement (subject to any immunities, and other factors). In general, such cases can be costly, and are not typically handled on a contingency basis. That could mean attorney fees, win or lose. Employment or civil rights attorneys would need to advise you on the other aspects of your matter. Good luck
A: You can find many excellent attorneys who handle defamation and employment sexual harassment / discrimination cases on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that statements made in the context of your employment, even if untruthful, are generally privileged in the eyes of the law and not deemed defamatory. https://www.justia.com/employment/defamation/
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A: You can find many excellent attorneys who handle employment discrimination cases by using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that you if you were an at-will employee, your employer could fire you at any time, for any reason (just not a discriminatory one). And most communication between your employer and other colleagues who have an interest in your employment is deemed qualified and not deemed defamatory (even if untruthful).
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