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Defamation of Character/Slander in workplace.

Marion, NC |

I am an employee in a county run social services program. I was recently given a written reprimand for discussing confidential information with another county employee. This information is a lie with no substantiation of the truth by my direct supervisor. I even asked that she contact the other employee that I suppossedly spoke to but she refused to do so and moved forward with the disciplinary warning. I have a perfectly clean past and record and this warning based on complete hearsay will remain on my professional record for at least 18 months. I feel helpless to go above her head because the director of the organization approved the go-ahead with the warning as stated by my direct supervisor. I want this off my record but I like and need my job as well, help please! The other employee that I suppossedly spoke is willing to confirm on my behalf that I did not in fact speak to him about the case.

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Defamation of character is the communication of false information stated as a fact which brings harm to an individual or an entity, such as a business.Slander is the term used when the defamation of character is spoken. This can be person to person or a person speaking to many people.

Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

Good luck to you.

God bless.

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