What is the name of your state? Utah
I posted in the Workplace Harassment but I was advise this maybe the better place to get some advice on my situation.
I have a co-worker that is a manager and has an attendance problem. When she does come to work it is usually for a couple of hours. With this her employees look to me for guidance so I have stepped in and helped take care of day to day issues with her department. When I took the issue to our manager about her not being there for her department, this employee got upset. She went to a different co-worker and told her that me and 2 of her own employees smoke pot at lunch. Which is crazy! Then she sent an email to management and her team, even the ones she is accusing of doing drugs with me that we do "extra curricular activities at lunch". Which I would assume is the pot smoking.
I have since filed 2 written complaints with HR 1.email 2.conversation with other manager. Since then I have been asked at work to take a drug test. I am happy to do that but I am thinking by them asking me to do this that they believe the accusations. My understanding of reading through some of the threads that since they asked they may indeed believe the accusations so would that be grounds for defamation of character? Would this be against the company or the individual?
I really am looking for some advice. I am not a sue happy person but I have a great job that I enjoy and have never had any problems with any employer but I really feel offended by the drug accusations and then them asking me to take the drug test.