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What Is The Difference Between Libel And Slander?

Defamation of character usually comes in the form of libel or slander. Libel refers to printed word defamation, while slander concerns the spoken word. There are also critical distinctions as to how each defamation type is handled legally.

Repercussions Of Defamation

The effects of slander and libel can be devastating in modern society. The rate at which information travels across the world has made defamation a far more serious matter. In terms of employment situations, a negative review can affect a person's or business's livelihood very quickly, as well as damage professional reputations irreparably. As such, employment matters involving discrimination often concern discrimination by future employers as a result of retaliation by a current or former employer.

What Should You Do If You Have Been Defamed?

Anyone believing that they have been defamed in a potentially adverse financial way should consult a qualified employment defamation attorney.

At the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, I will put you in contact with and experienced, client-focused lawyer who is certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Kell Simon. Kell will personally sit down with you and help you understand whether you have a viable claim for defamation, as well as how likely your case would be to succeed.

What Must Be Considered Before Filing A Defamation Claim?

Due to the fact that the amount of money awarded in a defamation claim may not be enough to cover the cost of litigation, it is important to consider the actual extent of damages caused by the defamation. In addition, assessing the likelihood of recovering for damages prior to pursuing any employment claim for defamation is critical. I will provide you with honest advice about whether a defamation claim is in your best interests and will provide you with all the information you need to make well-informed decisions about your potential claim.

Contact Us

Call 512-898-9019 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation and discuss your potential defamation case with Kell. I serve clients in Austin as well as throughout Texas.