Can I sue for defamation if a student falsely accuses me of obscene and discriminatory language that results in termination of my employment at a charter school?

Asked on November 12, 2015 under Personal Injury


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, in the case you describe, you would seem to have a viable defamation case: defamation is the stating, publishing, or dissemination of untrue facts (i.e. not opinions; everyone is legally entitled to an opinion, no matter how hurtful, and an opinion is not defamation) which damages your reputation and/or injures you in some way. d on what you write, that appears to be what happened. You should speak with a personal injury attorney to explore bringing a lawsuit--personal injury lawyers are the ones who handle these matters.

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