I grew up in an age where companies treated people well. Those days are over.
Most companies treat their employees like slaves or at best, serfs. Most of the companies with problem managers are well aware of the issue and don't take action as it is easier to simply acknowledge that most people will not take them to court. I've seen the issue play out at some high-levels that when legal and HR finally did take action, millions of dollars were being discussed as settlements and people lost jobs, but the company continued the line "We never knew.."
I've never sued a former employer for making false statements about me, but I've never experienced that issue. I think most of them realize that I am a good ol' Jewish boy from the South and are afraid that I will show up with about 300 of my heavily tatooed and seldom washed friends on their motorcycles for some righteous discussions on why you should always tell the truth.
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