The Recorder reports an uptick in defamation claims by fired employees. These claims are often in the form of plaintiffs saying that their bosses gave others false reasons for their firing. These types of claims strike fear in the hearts of employers, but employers do have some powerful defenses to call upon.
Libel is back in the news with actress Katie Holmes’ suit against Star Magazine. So, maybe it’s time for a quick refresher on what is libel and the showing needed for a libel claim.