Truth is an absolute defense to defamation. If he is suing you to intimidate you and shut you up, a counterclaim is certainly in order, as would be filing a new lawsuit against him for malicious prosecution if the defamation case against you is dismissed. Sounds like the "hundreds of people" should contact the DA, Attorney General's Office or at least consult with an attorney as well!
There is no easy answer to this question and I would need more information to give you a definitive response. Generally, statements that are contained in court pleadings, a complaint, etc., are not actionable as defamation. However, if there were defamatory statements made by your manager or director in another context, on the internet for example, you may have a claim for defamation for those statements. Please be aware, there are very strict statutes of limitations for defamation. Here in...
I agree with Forman. Generally resignation under the circumstances you describe would disqualify you from receiving unemployment benefits. Consult with an attorney further to see if the work conditions are sufficient to qualify for a "constructive termination."
I agree completely with my colleagues. I would only add that if you had some type of physical or mental condition, which impaired your ability to arrive on time to work, while at the same time you are/were capable of performing the essential functions of the job, you may have some leverage. Speak to an attorney and good luck!
You have more leeway with video as compared to audio. If someone has a reasonable expectation of privacy in a particular area, certainly a bathroom or dressing room, you should not put cameras in those areas. Obtaining written consent from your employees and posting clear signs that the premises are under video surveillance is important. There are additional variables to be aware of and you need to consult with an attorney further about this to make sure your are in compliance with the law.
It is virtually impossible to control what happens on line today, web,email address information is shared virally. However, it may be illegal for someone to transmit your social security number and date of birth without permission and authority. If you are having a specific problem, consult an attorney. csgiordano.com
You may be on to something! Selective prosecution by definition involves a discriminatory targeting of one group (race, religion, nationality) for prosecution while another group is permitted to carry on the allegedly criminal conduct with impunity. The doctrine is largely academic, though, and the courts are typically unwilling to interfere with so-called prosecutorial discretion. If you are aware of a discriminatory pattern of prosecution, there may be other remedies. You should consult...
My colleague is correct. Six (6) months following the issuance of the ACD, all records, including your print card, is supposed to be sealed by operation of law. You can honestly report that that incident did not result in a conviction.
Agreed, you need to consult with an attorney. Reasonable suspicion can justify a stop or a brief detention. But, for a full search, the police need probable cause. Generally, the failure to charge a crime, which formed the basis for the initial stop, does not invalidate the other charges. However, the failure to file those charges, may be used to impeach the credibility of the officers that claim to have stopped and searched the individual. Good luck!