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

Answers:

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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