Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Whether you have a case will somewhat depend on who was responsible for discussing the defamatory issue with all of your coworkers. Was it the employee who made the accusations against you, you, or your employer?

If the person making defamatory comments is the employee or the employer, you may have a case because it is illegal to unjustly malign the reputation of another person. If you talked about the accusations with your coworkers yourself, you may not have grounds for complaint because you either were the source or contributed to the source of the gossip.

An experienced libel and slander attorney can help you sort through the facts in your particular situation and shed some light on the relative strengths and weaknesses of your case.