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    How to Manage Your Boss: Developing the Perfect Working Relationship

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    Posted by: What?
    Date: 2/5/2007 8:59:11 AM

    Other employess have come to me and given me information they thought I should know. Evidentally, my boss has been bad talking me to other people in the business and other employees. Recently, while out sick (with a legitimate excuse) she incinuated that I have a substance problem and may be HIV positive! Is this slander? I have notes and signatures to prove all of this! Do I have any legal rights?

    Reply from: terrikoob
    Date: 2/15/2007 8:22:00 PM
    Reply: I was slandered I was called F stupid. called a liar. I was threaten to shut my mouth or he would shut it for me. I had to listen to the foul language that they played in the music, also degradeing of women, in the music that was being played. I was verbally assulted, I was harrassed.

    Reply from: What?
    Date: 2/16/2007 8:18:00 AM
    Reply: What gives these people the impression that they have ANY right to treat their employees this way? Slander involves more of misquoting in nature. "Defamation of Character" is what is really dangerous. It's when someone goes out into the real world and tells people totally negative, hurtful mistruths about your lifestyle, personality, etc. If your boss is out telling others in the industry or business untrue, terrible things about you, or just anyone. That is damaging to your reputation, or the advancement of your career, then that is considered "Defamation of Character." It is difficult to prove regarding cooperating witnesses etc. But, if you have kept a diary, taken notes, kept dates, have witness signatures and witnesses who would be willing to testify, I believe an attorny would be willing to see you. However, you must weigh the good against the bad. (not being sarcastic, although it sounds that way) Once you start a lawsuit against your employer, your job, no matter how many rights you are told you have, is as good as over.

    Reply from: memoryinmotion
    Date: 2/28/2007 12:42:00 AM
    Reply: I'm sure the law varies state by state. I've heard that using HIV status (whether true or false) is an absoute no-no. I'd check with an attorney... especially since it sounds like this manager is grasping at some serious straws.

    Reply from: hadenuff
    Date: 4/8/2007 7:36:00 PM
    Reply: yeah, these people are really sick! i worked for a compulsive liar. he was constantly putting down everyone behind their back, real immature guy. after i quit, i found out he fully lied to one of my co-workers about some aspect of my personal life that i made the mistake of trusting him with. big mistake to trust your boss or co workers with private info. about you. this guy tho was a manic-depressive medicated solo lawyer who cannot keep anyone for more than a year. now, hes got the whole office manned by 20-something women who have lots of debt and dont question or talk back to him...i feel sorry for'em. i think in time people get what they deserve and so will he and the idiot youre dealing with. suggest you look fast for another job, then quit and get an attorney. good luck

    Reply from: emere4
    Date: 5/29/2007 3:40:00 AM
    Reply: My boss has defamed me in writing. See my post Bosses that Lie. What would you do? Slander is difficult to prove but libel is not. Still it is a mammoth legal battle. I am also disabled but she does not know it. My former boss did.

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