When someone spreads false information or lies about you at work, it can cause serious harm to your professional reputation and future. Some co-workers may decide to start false rumors about your ethics, honesty, or competence, and your employer may take this false information seriously. Not only can this type of defamation result in termination, but it can also limit your future career opportunities and cause personal distress.
In California, you have the right to file a legal claim for defamation to stop others from maliciously spreading false information about you. You can also hold these individuals responsible for any financial or mental harm they caused due to their actions. To learn about your options in this situation, call Martin & Bontrager, APC to speak with a workplace defamation attorney in Los Angeles today.