My soon to be ex-wife (separated since Nov 2014 (divorce should be final within the next month or two) contacted my employer via email and told him some negative lies about me. In the first email, she told my employer I am stealing from the company. In response, my employer told her if she had proof to send it over. In the next email, she told my employer that I am an aggressive man prone to violence. She also said, I am under drug influence and again made reference to me stealing from the company. All of these are lies. I have proof I am not under drug influence (had to see a drug evaluator during the divorce proceedings because of her accusations with all negative results provided to my employer). I have never stolen anything from my company nor do I have any ability to steal.
Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.
That being said, what you are describing is defamation, specifically libel. If you lose your job or suffer and adverse consequence or damage, you may have a claim against her (if the statement is false). If not, you may still have a claim, as her statements are generally per se defamation. This means you may be able to sue without having to prove damages. You may find, however, that it's not worth it. Speak to an attorney to determine how to proceed; make sure you speak with an employment attorney as how you proceed with your employer is critical.
/Christopher E. Ezold/
I am an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the States of Delaware and New Jersey. My practice includes employment, business and health care law. Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies.
2C:33-4(c). " Engages in a course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy." I'd say you have a case in addition to a defamation suit.
Harassment might not be the strongest charge you have. You may also have an action for defamation of character. I suggest you consult with an attorney.
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