Defamation refers to the publication of false statements about an individual, group or organization. If you have been terminated by your employer based on false statements made about you by a coworkers, supervisor or manager, or you have been wrongfully accused of dishonesty, theft or harassment, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer for defamation, slander or libel.
When you have been damaged professionally because of character defamation, you may be entitled to recover money for damages incurred. Contact an experienced California defamation attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm so that we can evaluate your situation and aggressively fight for your rights in court. We believe in being strong advocates for all employees who have been wrongly defamed in the workplace.
Examples of Defamation in the Workplace
Libel and slander are some of the most harmful types of harassment that can lead to character defamation. Examples of defamation in the workplace include:
- Spreading malicious lies about an employee
- Making false statements that make the employee appear incompetent
- Falsely accusing an employee of stealing money
California Defamation Law
In the state of California, employees have the right to sue an employer for defamation if they have been terminated based on false verbal or written statements made by a supervisor, manager or coworker.
Defamation consists of both libel and slander and is defined by case law and statute. The main elements of a defamation claim are:
Publication of a false statement of fact:
- That is false
- Has a natural tendency to injure or causes some type of “special damage”
- Where the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence
Recovery from Defamation
A qualified and experienced defamation attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm will fight for your rights in court to preserve your character and integrity. If you have been the victim of defamation in the workplace, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
- Compensatory damages for emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages to punish the employer
- Attorney’s fees
- Court costs
Contact an experienced California defamation attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm if you have been the victim of defamation. . We will aggressively fight for your rights in court to preserve your character and integrity, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.