I applied for a job, someone I know that works there convinced the management and convinced someone else to help them spread rumors about me at the work place so they would not hire me. All because they hate me
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You probably have a defamation claim, based on these facts. Consult with a local litigator or general practitioner to discuss this in more detail, and determine your best way forward. I am not sure what the statute of limitations is for defamation is in Indiana, but many states impose a one-year limitation. Consult with a lawyer as soon as you can.
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