Employee May Sue Employer Over Truthful But Arguably Malicious E-Mail to Co-Workers

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A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a reminder that employers should think twice before making an example of an employee who engaged in misconduct. In Noonan v. Staples, Inc., the Court held that a former employer could sue his employer for libel after it sent a truthful e-mail to the workforce about his termination.

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