Can I hold my former employer responsible for libel/slander due to an erroneous report made to the Arizona DES? Posted on February 04, 2011
My former employer terminated my employment about a month ago, and told me that the reason was because they were "unhappy with my performance." As a result, I applied for unemployment benefits with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). A few days ago, I received a notice from the DES saying my benefits were denied because my employer reported to them that I was "discharged because of falsifying my employment application or other documents related to obtaining or maintaining employment." Not only is my resume 100% factual and accurate, my employer made NO such remark to me when I was terminated. Do I have a case for a libel lawsuit?
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