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Employment Lawyer Rutger Heymann is a member of the California Sate Bar and provides legal services throughout the San Jose and the South Bay Areas including the cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Foster City, as well as the communities within and adjacent to the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley), from San Francisco to Gilroy, and from Walnut Creek to Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Hollister.


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The Law Offices of Rutger Heyman

4 North Second Street, Suite 550

San Jose, CA 95113


Phone: (408) 297-7100

Fax: (408) 297-7110


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Defamation and Employment Law

Bay Area Defamation and Tort Lawyer

The California Labor Code prohibits a former employer making misrepresentations about you to a future employer to prevent you from getting a job. Such claims may result in double damages.

Defamation of character, whether spoken or written, can cause serious damage. It can impact a person's career, their relationships with their family and friends, and their mental well-being. If you are the victim of defamation of character, I can help. As a employment lawyer who represents employees in action against employers, I am dedicated to holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions. My legal practice, the Law Offices of Rutger Heymann, is committed to protecting the rights of my clients in defamation cases throughout California.

San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Libel and Slander Attorney

Defamation can appear either in print form, which is called libel, or spoken form, which is called slander. Libel and slander are two kinds of defamation which can occur in the workplace.

If You Have Suffered Damages - You May Recover Compensation

If you experience defamation of character you may be entitled to monetary compensation depending on the facts of your case, you may recover for any of the following:


Claims involving defamation can be complex and complicated. Defamation claims are time sensitive, and need to be addressed right away, contact my office today to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced and dedicated employment attorney.

Employment Torts

The courts are aware that employers have the right to engage in disciplinary action, but if your employer goes beyond disciplining you, and takes action that appears to have no other purpose than to cause you to suffer severe emotional pain, then you may have a valid claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. If your employer has invaded your personal privacy, held you against your will, hit, pushed or touched you inappropriately, or breached another duty to you, you may have a tort claim.

Contact the Law Offices of Rutger Heymann

I have the experience and knowledge to build the strongest possible defamation or employment tort case. Contact my San Jose office to find out how I can help you in libel and slander cases. Call 408-297-7100 or email my office today.

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