Can I have a no contact order placed on a former employer for defamation of character?

I have a former employer who is angry I moved out of state and has taken the opportunity to use team meetings and team member phone conversations to spread malicious, false slanderous statements. It was brought to my attention she also has done this while live ustreaming for a team meeting. She has also began taking stabs at my family and things that were spoken within a confidential (similar to AA) spousal support group. She has given people information from this group as well as twisted things said within it to people who I used to work with. Sadly, I have been asked about two specific things she has started because people now believe it is true. Is is possible to get a no contact order?

Asked on August 1, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are talking about a restaining order or an order of protection, you can not get one based on an accusation of defamation, nor would it seem to make any sense seeking one out.  You can not get a court order to stop someone from defaming you.  You can sue someone for defamation if you have damages you can prove are related to the defamation.  


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