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Defamation By A Former Employer

Helping East Bay Employees Who Have Faced Defamation By A Former Employer

In today's competitive job market, simply obtaining a new position alone is challenging. But when a former employer makes negative statements, orally or in writing, regarding your performance to prospective employers, the job search can quickly become impossible.

Not only are false or misleading statements made about you unfair — making such statements is also illegal. It's referred to as "blackballing" an employee.

Common Reasons Behind Defamatory Actions

A former employer may have motivation to make misleading or outright false statements to a prospective employer when:

  • A manager holds a personal vendetta against an employee
  • The employer wants to prevent the employee from advancing professionally
  • The employer suspected the employee of some sort of wrongdoing and simply assumed his or her guilt without undertaking any kind of formal investigation

Your Options Under The Law

Fortunately, the law treats these kinds of illegal statements — written or spoken — seriously. Employers who are found liable for slander or libel may be mandated to pay former employees damages for emotional distress and lost wages and, in some cases, even punitive damages.

Why You Need A Skillful Employment Law Attorney To Handle Your Case

Proving defamation by an employer, however, requires intricate knowledge of the law and specific evidence needed to make a claim.

This is where we can help.

At Franklin Employment Law Group, LLC, in Hayward, our attorneys have extensive experience handling many different employment law matters — including defamation cases.

We know how important it is for people to be able to work and provide for themselves and their families. Let our experienced lawyers help you. We will aggressively prepare each case to maximize the chances of success.

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Call our team at today at 510-244-3354. We offer free phone consultations.

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