unemployment question, do I need a lawyer Started by psufan43 , Feb 24 2014 08:07 PM Please log in to reply 4 replies to this topic 2 posts Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:07 PM I worked in a decent sized company for close to 3 years, Our dept never had any type benefits and we were "temp"employees. My boss used to give us "day off vouchers" as a way to give us incentive, even though it is strictly against company policy. Me and my boss have always got along good, but on Jan 31 st she called me into accuse me of photo copying vouchers (which I did not do). She had no proof, and said "I dont want to fire you because your too valuable of a employee" I was still annoyed my integrity after three years was questioned. We did not speak a word to each other the next few wks after that, as She knew I was very annoyed. on Feb 19th my boss called out of work and Hr asked to see me and told me they were releasing me out of my "temp contract" I asked for what reason and they said they did not need one, then I pretty much demanded a answer and they said "I might have violated the social media policy" to which I asked to see proof and they said they did not need any. Now I heard today Feb 24th my boss is telling people I was fired for stealing vouchers, and she showed a stack of my old vouchers that I handed in, which were legit, she showed as http://socallawsupport.com/ being copied, I was wondering If I have any type of of defamation of character lawsuit. I have also filed for unemployment and if they would try to fight this, as they are totally lying, if I have any type of case or and need a lawyer. 2,837 posts Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:53 PM If her lies cost you jobs or earnings, you might have a case for defamation. Right now you have nothing.
If she lies to the UC agency, you can go through the appeal process but you might still not have a defamation case depending on how she makes her statements.
If you do get your benefits just chalk it up to a scumbag boss and get over it. We've all been there. Warning: Legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here are simplified and might not fully explain the ramifications of your particular issue. I am not a lawyer. I do not give legal advice. I make comments based on my knowledge and experience. I guarantee nothing. If you act on my comments without the advice of an attorney, you do so at your own risk. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/229510-unemployment-question-do-i-need-a-lawyer/