Defamation is an injury or damage to a person’s reputation. There are few things in life more valuable than your reputation. In the employment context, defamation can occur when a supervisor or manager intentionally or knowingly tells a lie about an employee or falsely accuses the employee of some wrongdoing in front of someone other than that employee. Defamation could be verbal or in writing. Examples of character defamation in employment situations may include:
In California, Defamation claims often arise after the employment relationship ends, and a former employer is asked for a reference.
Many termination cases are potential defamation cases. However, suits for defamation can be tough to win. Please contact Clark Employment Law if you believe your employer or former employer may have defamed you. Our team of Los Angeles-based attorneys with expertise in employment law will assist you to sue for defamation of character.