Can my boss legally call my parents and suggestthat Iam on drugs because the boss doesnt like my boyfriend?

I am 30 years old. Also, I no longer work for her but she is still calling my parents spreading false rumors about my personal life.

Asked on November 6, 2011 under Personal Injury, Maryland


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Defamation is the public making (which means to any third parties--including your parents) of false statements of fact which damage a person's reputation (such as being accused of using drugs). True factual statements are not defamation (so if you used drugs, its not defamation), nor are opinions (e.g.

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