Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

Can saying a boss gives preferential treatment defamation?

I was interviewed at work regarding instances of favouritism by a boss towards an employee. 

I said that it seems as though he gives preferential treatment. Is this defamation? The boss is going around saying he is going to sue everyone for it.


4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Truth is a defense.  If he does NOT favor a specific employee and can PROVE he does not favor the employee, yes, any comments to the contrary are defamatory and actionable.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If it is the truth - then let him sue. In a lawsuit is it is the plaintiff's responsibility to prove it is not true.

    Where I live, these are the requirements for a defamtion lawsuit:

        That someone made a false statement of purported “fact” about you:    That the statement was made (“published”) to a third party;    That the person who made the statement did so negligently, recklessly or intentionally; and,    That as a result of the statement, your reputation was damaged.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No you spoke the truth. Your boss is stupid if he thinks suing is free and he has to show it was not the truth.

  • 4 weeks ago

    He won't.  If he does, he won't win.

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