Absolutely. Accusing someone of a crime he or she did not commit constitutes defamation. You should consult with an attorney to determine what your options are. Ultimately, you would have to prove a negative, which can be difficult, but not impossible. Focusing on your employer's lack of a basis for the accusation, showing it could not have been you and that the employer failed to reasonably investigate before hurling the accusation against you will be helpful. Also, if your employer used...
Generally, it is a serious federal crime to tape record telephone conversations without the consent of at least one of the individuals involved in the conversation, without being a participant in the conversation and without an eavesdropping warrant signed by a judge. You should also check with a local MN lawyer about applicable state law.
If you were arrested or a criminal charge was filed against that was based on evidence falsely given, then the individual providing that false information would be liable for false arrest and/or malicious prosecution. If the police had a reasonable basis to believe the complainant or informant, then the police would be protected from suit by qualified immunity. If no arrest or prosecution was commenced, but a false statement was made about you, you may have a defamation claim as well.
your business will be a "public accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You need to comply with all accessibility and other applicable prvovisions. Read the primer (http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm) and have an attorney and/or knowledgeable architect prepare plans. Take note of local DOB regulations.
All good answers. If this happened awhile ago, beyond the 90 days, you still may have claims against a third party. For instance, if it was a contractor or ConEd that damaged the sidewalk during some type of repair, you may have claims against them. Additionally, in some instances, you can move ("nunc pro tunc") to have a late notice of claim deemed timely. In any event, you should not wait and consult a competent attorney immediately. Best of luck and I hope you and the baby are well!
You can be sued for anything. The question is whether or not the claim or claims would be valid and stand a chance of success. If what you said is true about the daycare, then you have an absolute defense to a defamation claim. You would have to prove the truth of the statements. You would be wise to weigh carefully what you say and put on social media before you do so. If you have solid proof, you should be fine, but do not invite trouble! Beware of other claims as well such as tortious...
i would ask an attorney to draft a letter for you to send to your former employer. Depending on additional facts, you should be able to persuade your former employer to provide only neutral non-damaging information to future prospective employers. good luck!