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.
- Anonymous4 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.
- Fried PotatoesLv 74 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.
- TavyLv 74 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.
- SlickterpLv 74 weeks ago
He won't. If he does, he won't win.