My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Illinois
I have a sticky situation. I am an HR Generalist in a fairly large company. I bacame involved with an employee. We have no rules against fratinization. The relationship started in January and ended soon after his ex-girlfriend also in an employee found out. I didn't want anyone to know what was going on so we stopped. We went a long time with nothing and then recently started seeing eachother again. Then his ex who is completely crazy broke into his email and found out it had started back up. Now she is starting rumors about me, saying things like I am bi-sexual and I am an alcoholic. She has printed out the email and is holding them against us. The situation has ended. I know I should have never got involved in it again. I really didn't want to get my boss involved in this situation. Should I come clean. I want this girl fired, can we legally fire her.