Information On Slander
Slander can be damaging, and many new cases are heard on this matter year-round. It is important to understand what slander is for those who are unsure because it does play a major role in the court of law.
False Statement To Damage Reputation
Let’s begin with the definition of his legal term.
Slander involves any falsified statement made by a person against someone else (individual or business). For example, let’s say a person comes on TV and states “Company X is using child labor” without proving it. This is a clear example of slander unless proven otherwise.
The business will be able to take that person to court for slander. They will state the statement did a lot of damage to their bottom line as it was negative marketing and portrayed them in a bad light. This is important to note for those who are looking into a slander case.
Another example as pointed out by the lawyers at NPZ, criticizing someone based on their race, ethnicity or place of origin can be considered slanderous as well especially if it prevents them from being employed.
It’s important to note the difference between libel and slander. These are the two most people mix up when the subject arises. The difference between slander and libel comes from how it is spread. For example, libel would be through written form (i.e. an article in the newspaper) while slander is spoken (i.e. newscaster on TV).
This is where the difference is made, but the actual damage is going to be the same.
Sometimes, a person can file for libel and slander depending on how the words were said and where they were printed. It can be a combination of things, but for all spoken statements, it is going to come under slander.
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