I was fired for embezzlement. Yes, I’m an idiot. Beside the point. My employer told all the employees and pretty much everyone in town. This was done before I was ever charged with anything. Is that legal?

Ann Kiernan replies:

An essential part of a defamation claim (whether slander or libel) is that false information was spread. If you really are an embezzler, then you have no case! My advice is to work on restitution and hope that the sentencing judge is in a good mood on your day in court. Good luck.

Posted 11-14-2018

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