My question involves defamation in the state of: MD
I am a Federal Employee and US AF Reservist. I work for the unit that I am attached to in the Reserves and I feel that my current boss is defaming my character.
I worked in my current job for two years prior to his coming on board. During that time I have not had the issues that I currently have with him. Not only do I get blammed things that I do not do, but my boss goes around telling people that I do not work and not to talk or to be in the same room as me. I recently found out that this is not out of character for him and that he left his previous position due to the very behaviors that I am experiencing.
Recently, I have been offered another Federal position but I fear my boss will call them and do the same thing that he is doing now. Is this considered defamation of character.
I am a single mom and losing this new job will put me in a hole, and my boss knows it. However, he is bias and passive aggressive and purposely is trying to get me out of my current job and my new job.