Statements made by employers and colleagues can have a significant impact on your job prospects, earning potential, and more. If a colleague or employer has made a false statement that is negatively affecting your employment opportunities, you may have grounds to file a defamation claim or lawsuit in California.
For more information, review your case with an Orange County defamation attorney at JML Law. We’ll explain how you can proceed, and we’ll offer aggressive representation if you decide to work with us.
Workplace defamation in California refers to a false statement made about an employee that harms their reputation or causes them to be viewed unfavorably by their employer or colleagues. The false statement can be either spoken or written, and it can be made by an employer, a coworker, or a third party.
There are two types of workplace defamation in California, which are:
In order to prove workplace defamation in California, the employee must show that the statement was false, that it was communicated to a third party, and that it caused harm to the employee’s reputation or resulted in a loss of job opportunities.
Workplace defamation can have a serious impact on an employee’s career, causing them to be viewed unfavorably by their employer or colleagues, and leading to a loss of job opportunities. It can also cause emotional distress, and can negatively impact an employee’s mental and physical health.
Employers in California have a legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy working environment, which includes protecting employees from defamation. An employee who has been defamed in the workplace has the right to seek legal action against the employer, the coworker or the third party who made the false statement.
In a workplace defamation case in California, the types of compensation available to the employee, also known as the plaintiff, may include:
If you believe you have a valid defamation case, meet with an attorney at JML Law to learn more about your legal options. We may help you address unfair harm to your reputation. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800.
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