Occurred on Military Installation. Co-worker 18, I am 53. She filed false report to management in Sept. - never found out why. Was investigated, I lost 2 weeks work, I was exhonerated of all claims stating accusations were unfounded. Since then, another co-worker has told me she has done this to 2 others that she knows of...has a history of this. She confronted me verbally and I refused to talk to her, told her she was "full of crap and I would not speak to [her]". I walked out. Next morning I was contacted by X.O. of the base telling me to get back to base; warrant for my apprehension was issued. Had to issue statement. She showed up the night of our talk, in security with arm scratched up. Said I did it. We never had a physical encounter. Voices were not even raised.
Question is...when this is said and done, what are my options? Can I hire an attorney and seek compensation for lost work, deliberate defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Can I press criminal charges? Would this be a misdemeanor?
Thanks so much for your time.