Can i sue for slander?
yes, but why would you do that unless you might win? As with any
lawsuit, you have the burden of proving the facts necessary to show
the defendant slandered you and that it caused you some sort of
damage. Because slander is oral, you will need witnesses or a
recording of what was said.
That is called slander. You can file a lawsuit against them for slander. But you have to have a standing to sue. If you slandered them first, then you would not want to sue, since that would give them more reason to want to sue. If under 4 people heard it, it is generally not considered slander in a court of law. Now, remember that the one absolute defense against slander suits is proof that…
Character slander is the disparaging of another person's good qualities (like honesty, integrity, etc.) by falsey stating that he or she possesses either none of those qualities or possesses the exact opposite of those qualities. It has been said that lawyers, such as myself, are not permitted to sue for character slander for obvious reasons.
You can sue anyone for libel or slander with enough evidence. However, Congressmen cannot be sued for anything they say on the floor of either House of congress as part of a vote or hearing. Addition: Yes, generally speaking, anyone can sue anyone for slander or libel. However, there are different legal rules if the plaintiff is a public figure -- or politician. Simply put, "famous people" have to meet a higher standard of proof…
What are your legal rights as a manager when one of your employees continues to make false complaints to Human Resources about you?
If they're false (and hopefully you can prove they are), you can sue that employee for slander. You can also sue for libel if any of the accusations are in writing. Slander and libel are present when your repuation and/or job suffer from the false accusations. Letting the employee know you intend to file suit may enough to get them stop.
Suing for slander is possible in small claims court, but a very hard feat. To prove slander, you must prove: A) the person knew what he/she was saying was false B) the person said it with malicious intent C) the slander had an economic or social impact on you Pretty tough stuff to prove, ESPECIALLY B.