wWat is considered slander in the workplace?

I have a co-worker who has only been working for my company for a few months. She has been talking negatively to other customers about me and it usually gets back to me what she is saying. Tonight at work, however, was the last straw for me. She told a customer, in front of other customers, that I was a

Asked on March 4, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your co-worker for defamation.  Defamation is a false statement made with knowledge of its falsity communicated to a third party who recognizes the defamatory content and the statement is injurious to your reputation.
Slander is spoken defamation.
Libel is written defamation.
Each repetition of the defamatory statement is actionable in a lawsuit for defamation.


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