My question involves defamation in the state of: Colorado.
I was fired from a job last year, not for job performance but because of "personal behavior" outside of the workplace. Though I had perhaps behaved inappropriately, I had not broken any laws. The issue isn't my firing, but the fact that the computer "guru" at the workplace used the workplace website as well as other social media to broadcast and even embellish (to the point of making it appear as though I broke laws) my actions therefore making finding a new job very difficult, seemingly impossible.
I have what I believe to be ironclad proof, though it is certainly circumstantial. I guess my questions are... where do I go with this? What kind of case am I looking at? Is there enough money in this for me to pursue? The place I worked has a pretty large purse, an annual budget of $30,000,000 or so. What do you guys think?
Additionally, let me add that I was not fired for cause, but my contract expired and was not renewed. I have been collecting unemployment since. I'm not sure what that means, but I'm pretty sure it means that I wasn't "at fault" for my dismissal.