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.
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.
Libel is a false statement in written form that injures a person's reputation and
exposes that person to ridicule or financial injury.
Slander is a similar statement that is spoken. An employee can sue his employer,
or a fellow employee, who participates in various forms of discrimination or makes
defamatory statements about the employee to a third party, causing the employee harm.
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:
Pain and suffering
Loss of reputation
Personal humiliation and mental anguish
Lost profits and business opportunities
Punitive damages to punish reckless conduct
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.
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
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.