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Defamation and Employment Basics

Mar 8, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Defamation Performance False Statements Damages Retaliation

Defamation in employment cases involves a false statement made by an employer or employee that harms the reputation of an individual in their workplace or industry. Defamation can occur in many forms, including written or spoken statements, social media posts, or gestures. In order to prove defamation in an employment case, the following elements must be met: False statement: The statement made about the employee must be false. Truth is a defense to defamation, so if the statement is true, it is not considered defamatory. Publication: The false statement must be communicated to a third party, which can include coworkers, customers, or even social media followers. It is not necessary for the statement to be widely circulated to be considered defamatory. Harm: The false statement must have caused harm to the employee's reputation or ability to work. Harm can include damage to their professional reputation, loss of job opportunities, or emotional distress.

What is my wrongful termination case worth?

Mar 8, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Civil Action Damages Value Of Case Value Of Damages Harm

This is one of the most common questions that our clients ask us and it is one of the most difficult questions to answer. We cannot provide you with an exact value for your potential wrongful termination case without additional information. The value of a wrongful termination case can depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the termination, the amount of damages you are seeking, and the strength of the evidence supporting your claim. In general, potential damages in a wrongful termination case may include: Lost wages and benefits: This includes the amount of money you would have earned from the time of termination to the time of trial, as well as the value of any lost benefits such as health insurance or retirement benefits. Emotional distress: If you experienced emotional distress as a result of the termination, you may be able to seek compensation for this harm. Punitive damages: In some cases, a court may award punitive damages

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