Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
I was wrongfully terminated by my previous company, in September 2020. I took them to the CCMA and won the case, and they were told to pay me a monetary sum, and send me a letter of neutrality for this. I accepted the findings of the CCMA and settlement and moved on. For over a year I had been trying to get a job, and companies in my industry (gambling) declined my applications and interviews no matter how well I did. In September 2021, I obtained a position for a software company. I recently found out from a manager that my previous company technical director (this is the person who fired me and had a personal vendetta against me) contacted my new company and told them that I was a poor hire, and told them several bad stories about me, and advised them to fire me and terminate my contract.
Upon further review, I have found out that the company I worked for previously, has been spreading rumors about me within the industry which has caused me not to be able to get employment.
I want to know if I am able to take any sort of legal action against the company and this person, as he represents the company and their ineterests
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Yes, you should be able to sue them for any losses they suffered if they went about spreading lies in an attempt to ensure that you didn't get another job.
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