Defamation in the workplace occurs when a worker or employer begins to spread false and harmful information about a colleague or worker to make them look bad. Libel can occur as a result of retaliation because the employee decided to sue his/her employer. However, it can also happen as a malicious act against a colleague because there is not a good relationship or because they want to obtain what you have obtained.
Defaming someone in the workplace by spreading lies that affect her/his image at work is considered an illegal action that can have consequences. If you find out that you are being defamed, you must try to get to the root to find out who the culprit is and, later, to file a lawsuit, especially if you have been fired for these statements.
When you gather sufficient evidence of such defamation and that your dismissal was caused by the rumors spread about you, it will be important to enlist the support of an employment law attorney to accompany you through the process. The experience of an experienced employment law attorney will help you recover the compensation you deserve.
After you sue and have won your case, as mentioned above, you will have the right to receive compensation for the damages that the defamation of your image has left in your working life. Such damages may include:
- Loss of wages.
- Lawyer costs
- Paperwork expenses, among others involved in the case.
- Suffering caused on an emotional level.
The defendant must be responsible for paying these expenses if he/she is found guilty in court due to labor defamation. The attorneys at Guerra & Casillas are prepared to fight hand in hand with you and recover your due for having suffered from these unfair attitudes that have affected your working life. Do not hesitate to contact us.