Doak Willis' answer If your employer does drug testing and makes it mandatory for all employees I don't see any problem of discrimination. If you were singled out there might be a case but other factors would still come into play. Since its supposed to be by blind pick, I would say that is fair. Have a talk with the employee who made that statement and ask nicely that he/she not joke about drugs in the workplace.
Howard Berkson's answer A former employer can be liable under different legal theories for bashing a former employee on a reference check. Defamation is one theory. Under defamation, you would say that you have been economically injured because they have made false statements about you (your character, your competency, whatever), knowing the statements were false or with reckless disregard for whether they were true. Another theory has a fancy lawyer name: "tortious interference with contract." Essentially, we...
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer Without having all the information regarding your case, I can not give any advise on whether this is a valid charge or not, but regardless, you definitely need a lawyer to help you with the criminal case. I suggest hiring an attorney immediately.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer A "background check" can be as simple as running your name on public data bases such as the Oklahoma Supreme Court Network (OSCN). If she used a private or government database, it could cost her job.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer It usually costs a lot of money to hire an attorney to sue for this. The person you are suing would have to have a very deep pocket to make it worthwhile, and attorneys do not take slander cases on a contingency fee basis.
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