CT Discrimination Law: Employer Defamation
"Intentional and False Communications about Employees"
Looking for an attorney for an employer defamation case in New Haven? Has
someone spread false rumors or lies about you in the workplace that resulted
in adverse consequences? At
Axelrod & Associates, LLC, we represent employees in all types of employment matters including those
involving discrimination and defamation of character lawsuits. We represent
employees and employers, including executives and partners, in all areas
of discrimination and employment law.
Gene Axelrod and our legal team have over 47 years of collective experience
representing clients who have been subject to hostile work environments.
Everyone deserves to work in a positive work environment that is free from
discrimination, harassment, verbal abuse and more covert acts that question the integrity
of a person's morals and character. At Axelrod & Associates, LLC,
we have gone up against Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and we have
the resources necessary to handle the highest profile employment law cases.
New Haven Attorney for Defamation of Character in the Workplace
Defamation refers to any intentional false communication, whether it is
written or spoken, which decreases the respect or confidence in which
a person is held. Defamation induces disparaging or hostile feelings against
the person for which the lies have been told. Defamation encompasses both
written statements, otherwise known aslibel and spoken statements, called
While interoffice gossip occurs frequently through spoken words, loud statements,
emails, and through social media such as Facebook and Twitter, a defamatory
statement or intentional lies can be extremely injurious to an employee's
reputation, their career, and their livelihood.
Often, slanderous statements will be made against an employee stating that
he or she has a contagious disease such as HIV, that they have committed
a criminal offense, that they are unchaste or committed adultery, or that
their professional reputation is called into question. Slanderous statements
against a person can cause irreparable damage and lead to:
- Emotional distress
- Harassment from coworkers
- Job loss
- Lost income
Searching for an attorney for employer defamation in Connecticut?
If you lose your job because your character and reputation have been compromised,
it can make it very difficult to explain the situation to prospective
employers, which in effect can pose a severe roadblock when looking for
In defamation cases, you may have the option of discussing a settlement
to avoid going to court. If you want to restore your good name, you may
want to consider going to court instead so you can bring the truth to
light. If you have been a victim of slander or libel in the workplace,
we urge you to contact a
Connecticut employment lawyer from Axelrod & Associates, LLC to discuss your legal options!