That is up to you if you want to pursue an action for her libel. Libel is publishing in print, which includes pictures, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his or her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others. Contact a local defamation lawyer for a free consultation to protect your rights and reputation.
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Defamation requires proof that incorrect statements of fact, not opinion, were made to third parties and that it caused harm to you. Here is a link to a guide on defamation law to help you determine whether the law applies to your circumstances.
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In a nutshell, libel, the written form of defamation, requires you to prove a statement was made about you, which was/is false, in writing, which has been published, and causes you damages. Slander is the verbal form of defamation.
These are often quite difficult to prove because of (1) opinions often do not qualify; (2) proving damages (i.e. harm to reputation and/or portraying character in false light) are very difficult to establish; (3) there are certain statements which are immune from a claim.
Based on your summary, you claim that a completely false account was made about you, was written in a complaint form, published to the principal, and has affected your employment (although it is unclear whether it has affected you financially). The bare basics may seem to be present, but the devil is always in the details.
For example, the content of the statement may not raise to the level of defamation. The statement in the complaint may receive qualified immunity because it was made in the course of official duties. Part of all of the statement may be true. The statement may express opinions rather than facts. Your damages are unclear. Etc. Lots of variables make or break these types of claims, which is why there are rarely pursued.
You should consult an attorney to review the situation -- all the facts.
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