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Q: can I sue my work company for difamation

I work for this company and today I was brought to HR due to this incident were 2 or more of my coworkers teamed up for difamation about me saying inappropriate things about my boss. HR said that she did an investigation and she came to the conclusion that since there were more than 2 people... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 22, 2017

Your defamation claim would be against your coworkers. You have to have evidence that you did not say what they reported. Regarding HR, since Black and Decker is a private company, you should check their disciplinary action policies to see if you have any recourse.

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Q: Can I sue a company because it is retaliating against me by providing lies to future prospective employers?

Only because I left the company without giving notice, because I couldn't tolerate disparaging statements against my ethnicity?

Jonathan C. Puth
Jonathan C. Puth answered on Jun 27, 2017

If you complained of discrimination or harassment based on your ethnicity, yes, your employer may be held liable for retaliation if that's what motivated them to do so. The Supreme Court decided that issue in Robinson v. Shell Oil Co., 519 U.S. 337 (1997).

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Q: Is it possible to sue an employer in Maryland?

I was approached by a recruiter of a technology company in Maryland and was offered a position that would require me to relocate my family. I received an offer letter and sent it in, officially locking in my position with the organization. When I was asked about criminal history, I disclosed that... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on May 17, 2017

Generally, employment is "at will" in the state of Maryland, i.e., at the will of the employer or at the will of the employee. You may have a breach of contract if you can show that you and the employer made a contract for employment and the employer breached that contract by dismissing you. You... Read more »

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Q: I am a nurse in MD, I turned my 2 weeks in, due to a unhealthy, hostile work environment.

I was met at the door the next day, asked to pack my belongings and escorted to my car. Can I collect file for unemployment?

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on May 3, 2017

It's not clear from your statement if you were involuntarily terminated (when you were escorted out) or if you were asked to leave the workplace but you were going to be paid for the remaining two weeks. According to your statement, you voluntarily resigned with two weeks notice. You are not... Read more »

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Q: got hurt working a state job was told by state doctor couldn't return and had to take a desk job.

being i had to transfer to another agency do they have a right to take what i was already making away from me.

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh answered on Sep 13, 2016

This is a complicated question which depends on any contract obligations they have as well as any employee manual. If you were hurt on the job you would possibly be entitled to workers compensation benefits which could include being paid a portion of your lost wages back to you. Also, with an... Read more »

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Q: The Judge sets a hearing on Defendants motion to dismiss 1 year after my complaint was filed.Where's the judge leading?
Paula  McGill
Paula McGill answered on Nov 21, 2012

The information you supplied is not enough to determine your chances of surviving the motion's hearing. He may need additional information from the parties that are not in the motion or response. It is difficult to speculate.

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Q: Hi! what is the statue of limitations time period for filing a civil case ?back in late 2009 and resigned in 2010 Sept
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann answered on Jun 2, 2012

Generally most civil matters must be filed within the three year general statute of limitations. That being said, some statue of limitations are shorter and some longer, depending on the specific cause of action.

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