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If my ex employer sent an email to everyone in the data base saying I stole money and was fired, is that grounds for a case? (I did not steal money.

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 30th, 2017 on Business Law - California
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I did not steal money. The owner did not want any communication between me and clients so they would not do business with me in any arena.
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Answered on Jan 30th, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Hi Daniel,

If the statement that your employer made is false than you may very well have a claim against him for defamation. The key in a defamation claim is proving that damages resulted from the statement.  If you can't show actual damages, you still likely have a claim because of the nature of the accusation (i.e. criminal or fraudulent conduct) but your claim might not be as strong.

Let me know if you would like to discuss.

Thanks,
Jon

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