i worked for a friend at her salon where i was an independent stylist. many times i have asked to do hair outside of the other stylists time, as well as her time, on personal time to which she agreed to, as long as i put in some money for use of the appliances and products, which i did. This pass November 28th she had me come in to run a 24 hour promotion where we style hair together on each client. this clearly would give me hourly pay that i would then get a check for. she claims that i have been "stealing from the salon" by doing clients hair and receiving cash payment ON MY OWN TIME AFTER HOURS. this confuses me as she was well aware of that being the purpose of my request. she has since written a nonprofessional mass email and has sent it to every client and salon email on file.
That could very well amount to defamation, especially considering the nature of your business. Consider consulting local counsel.
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It depends on what the e-mail says. If it announces that you were taking customers, you may have nothing. As far as a final check, you stated that you were independent. Did you have a separate agreement that you can prove?
It would depend on the specific language of the e-mails as well as anything else you have in writing. Did you sign something when your friend agreed to allow you to use the salon after hours? Did you have any verbal terms that you can prove? For example, you agreed to pay a certain amount for use of appliances and products and then you issued a payment? As counsel has stated, this case is very fact-intensive and you would be best served by consulting an attorney in person.
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No....doesn't seem that the boss can do all that but then again, there is, fine line between employer giving bad reference to a potential new employer based on a personal opinion and belief versus defamation claim. No, the employer must pay earned wages due. However, employers may withold portion of the wages due to cover damages that an employee created. Employer must have a receipts to prove repairs if damages occurred. So there are fine lines in all of this and you would benefit from scheduling an appointment with an attorney.
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