If I know someone who has lied on their job application in regards to education, claiming a degree they do not have, and this individual holds a secret security clearance, could the person sue me for anything if I report them to HR?

They have claimed a degree that they do not have.

Asked on March 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As long as what you say about this person is the truth, then you should not be open to a legal claim. However, if what you say is untrue, then you may be subject to being sued if this person's loses their job as a result. Accordingly, if I were you I'd be very certain of my facts.


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