Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorney David M. Aafedt was quoted in the April 1, 2017, issue of Healthcare Risk Management in the article “Commenting on Past Employee Behavior Is Thorny Issue.”
Aafedt commented on the potential liabilities a business may encounter when providing information about a former employee: “People are always playing it very close to the vest for fear of being faced with a defamation lawsuit,” he says. “That’s the case even though the truth is an absolute defense. As long as the information you are providing is truthful and not provided with actual malice, you will be protected. Nevertheless, you might still face litigation and nobody wants to have that out in the public arena with the potential for it blowing up into something no one anticipated.”
Read the full article on the AHC Media website.