It has come to my attention through previous co-workers/vendors that I and my new company are being slandered. I am now a direct competitor to previous employers, having gotten state licensed/insured. When these people realized I'd started my company and won many contracts, a couple began to contact potential suppliers and "warn" them to be careful with me. According to my previous co-workers & vendors, I've been accused of such things as stealing equipment. It also appears they've spoken to project managers of jobs we were all bidding on, which I did not get, according to one that although I exhibited the most expertise and best pricing, they chose to go elsewhere. Is there anything I can do? This behavior is limiting my ability to get terms with vendors and jobs for which I'm qualified.
Defamation is any type of emotional or psychological personal injury that occurs when someone intentionally harms another’s character or reputation.
Libel is the written or visual defamation of another person’s character. False statements can damage someone’s reputation, so it is a type of personal injury.
by attorney Jeremy S Geigle
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