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can i sue a coworker who has tarnished my name?

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    conserned emp23posted 7 years ago

    can i sue a coworker who has tarnished my name?

    i helped an coworker at my company get the job she has. she comes into work late, drunk/ hung over, dresses badly, and and no regaurd for rules my company has set.

  2. Emissionguy profile image83
    Emissionguyposted 7 years ago

    you can sue anyone for anything at any time. the better question is can you win? proving she has caused you intential losses in court and is civilly liable is not likely to happen.

    this kind of things happens to everyone, only once if you learn from your mistakes.

    I got a friend a job *ONCE* and it completely backfired as the guy made up stories about me to make himself look better.

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    houseazposted 7 years ago

    No not unless they have slandered your name.  Sorry but you should distance yourself from this friend.

  4. Tirzah Laughs profile image82
    Tirzah Laughsposted 7 years ago

    Not unless they cross the legal definition of libel.  From what you stated, their behavior looks bad on you because you 'vouched' for them. 

    It's a mistake in judgement on your part but not a cause for legal action.

    If the co-worker had maliciously said or implied something untrue about you that caused you to lose a tangible item such as a promition or job, you might (and I mean might) be able to sue for libel but the rules there are pretty strict.

    This is a no-go as you've described it.