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    Jonathan2 is offline Junior Member
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    Exclamation coworker slander?

    What is the name of your state? Michigan

    I recently was told by a fellow coworker that another one said the following: "Sean told me that Jon beats his wife." The remark is totally false, I could have dozens of people testify to that. I confronted Sean and he knows this coworker "pretty well" and that "he never said anything like that." From his reaction I do believe him. He is a teenager, and I don't know how he knows the other woman, perhaps from her daughter, but he even went on to say that she "fibs a lot." She has also told other coworkers that our direct supervisor is cheating on his girlfriend. Is this just goofy office stuff? We work third shift, and things are pretty relaxed, but this is just a bizarre statement to make, and goes beyond the usual joking around, especially if said behind your back. Is there a case here? I plan to confront her with our head manager to witness, so what should I expect from them also?
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    The Occultist is offline Senior Member
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    There are no damages. There is no case.
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    Jonathan2 is offline Junior Member
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    What about defamatory remarks about someone that are totally untrue? It said on the site "...defamatory action if the comments are so reprehensible and false that they effect your reputation in the community or cast aspersions on you." I shop at this store as well as work there, is there only a case if someone else who hears about this and believes it to be true says something against me? Also, what should I expect my management to do when confronted by this? What is to stop her from continuing, as she has also slandered someone else (our supervisor who she said is cheating on his girlfriend) and used someone else's name saying he was the one to say this initially.
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    The Occultist is offline Senior Member
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    Alright, then take them to court, prove to the court that the defamation occurred, that you incurred damages in the process, and, if you win, see how much you are awarded. I bet it won't even cover the court costs. Your call, buddy.
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    Thumbs down

    Wow...thanks for the angry tone in your writing. I thought this is a spot to get friendly advice, pal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan2 View Post
    Wow...thanks for the angry tone in your writing. I thought this is a spot to get friendly advice, pal.
    Then do your own homework.

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