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What is the name of your state? Louisiana

If you have an employee that continuously files on a manager and the findings are without merit, is there any law protecting the manager? Is there a basis for filing a counter suit? Seems like there should be some protection afforded the manager. Is there some recourse for a manager?


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Filing what? A complaint of prohibited harassment/discrimination? If that's what you're referring to, the answer is no. Discrimination laws address the rights of the accuser, not the accused. If the employer can prove the employee has brought complaints in bad faith, that is they were knowingly fabricated, then the company could discharge the employee. That's extremely tough to do without some sort of "smoking gun" and absent that, the employer leaves themself wide open for a further complaint from the employee for retalliation.

If they're just run-of-the-mill internal complaints to management about the boss (not prohibited discrimination), the the employer can deal with them and the employee however they see fit.

If you could prove the complaints (whether for prohibited discrimination or not) were in bad faith and you suffered damages as a result (i.e. you were discharged or your career impaired) then you might have a cause of action for slander against the employee.

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