The first time my son got into some legal trouble, I didn't hire an attorney. I figured that he would just get a slap on the wrist and that he should accept his punishment, and that's what happened. The second time he got into trouble, I had to hire an attorney. I knew that since he had a record, the judge would not be so lenient about his punishment and he could suffer some serious consequences that could haunt him for his entire life. If you have a troubled child, my blog could help you understand the value of hiring an attorney for him or her.
If you own a business, you should be aware that you could be at risk of being named in a criminal defamation case involving one or more of your employees. Defamation is a slanderous (verbal) or libelous (written) statement about someone that is untrue. Defamation can be both a civil and criminal offense, and in the latter instance, it is a class 6 felony for which the plaintiff can sue, with damages varying by state. Here's how you can keep defamation lawsuits at bay in your workplace.
Why is it important to be vigilant about potential defamation in your company?
In the good old days before mobile phones and the Internet, there were fewer means of defamation and ways to prove it. Now there are more risks to you and reasons you need to be on guard:
What can you do to minimize your risk of defamation litigation?
There are a number of steps you can take as a business owner to reduce the risk of litigation:
You've worked hard to build your business. Don't let a defamation lawsuit ruin it for you. Follow the steps above, consult an attorney, like Charles P Dargo or a similar lawyer, for advice, and you can both reduce your risk of litigation and create a healthier workplace too.