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Gossip and Rumors at Work: Not as Harmless as You Might Think

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Amanda Farahany is featured in Women's Business Daily this week on the the legal implications of workplace gossip.

It may seem harmless at first. A coworker mentions what they heard about another employee sleeping with a supervisor or an executive to get a job, raise or promotion. You share it with someone else — maybe even just one person you trust — as do they, and the rumor spreads until eventually it becomes “common knowledge” in the office that such an event may have taken place.

But did it? And what's the effect on the employee who's the subject of the rumors or gossip?

Read all about it here!

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Kathy Harrington-Sullivan

Kathy Harrington Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany and manages the firm's case evaluation team. Because knowledge truly is power, Kathy and the Atlanta employment attorneys on her team regularly consult with and empower potentia...

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