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When an ex employee goes too far

Defamation cases happen all the time, and for employers bearing the brunt of an ex employee's angry words is more than just personally hurtful, it can damage the reputation of your entire company. Although most people understand what defamation of character is, not many understand how difficult it is to prove.

Defamation happens when someone either writes or speaks an inaccurate statement about someone else and that statement, in turn, causes harm to the individual it was about. For employers, the harm is usually by way of damage to their reputation. Although many individuals may feel the sting of harsh or untrue words, defamation doesn't actually take place until there is a provable impact on a business's reputation.

Whatever the reason, many employers have endured some level of defamation. Many times, it's too small to measure, but occasionally hurt feelings or anger create an uproar big enough to impact the livelihood of a company. When that happens, employers usually seek the help of a business law attorney. Defamation cases can be tricky, and proving a loss due to defamatory statements can be even more so. For employers, finding out there is a rift between you and your ex employees is none too surprising. Yet finding out those rifts cost you money, can be downright infuriating. That is why there are attorneys trained to handle defamation cases.

So when it happens, and an employee takes their disgruntled attitude to the next level, employers have a way to fight back. While employers can't come after ex employees for just being mad, loss of business due to untrue statements or allegations can result in compensation. A skilled attorney, experienced in defamation cases can help. With their knowledge and resources, fighting back against the slander or libel that is costing your company money is possible.

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