Defamation in employment

Chris Whelan
2016 April

Publisher's Note: This additional article was originally mentioned at the conclusion of John Kelley's feature ("My boss is telling lies about me! Can I sue?") in the April 2016 issue of Advocate for further in-depth reading on the subject of slander and employment. Please click on "Download" to view PDF.

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Chris Whelan is a Sole Practitioner in Gold River, California. Education: UCLA - BA Econ 1974; Hastings - JD 1978. Groups: California Bar; past Executive Board for Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section; CELA Executive Board for approximately 19 years; head of NELA’s Sacramento Chapter for approximately 14 years; Board of Directors of Capitol City Trial Lawyers (CCTLA) for approximately 14 years; ABOTA, Advocate level; Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Recognition: 2009 Daily Journal’s Top 10 Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers in California; Top Lawyers in Northern California and Best Lawyer in America since 2006; CCTLA’s Advocate of the Year for 2000, and 2011; Nominee for CAOC’s 2012 “Street Fighter of the Year;” ABOTA’s 2012 Trial Attorney of the Year (Sacramento Valley Chapter); CELA’s 2014 Joe Posner Award.

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