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    I was told by a co-worker this week that she was brought in by her supervisor and told that the company had perform a market analysis on all the positions. She got a substantial raise. She said she was told that there were 3 in the dept that did not get one. It was also explained to her that the ones that did not get a raise either were at market value or did substandard work. Two years ago, I did receive a raise when no one else did and I am assuming that that is the reason I did not receive one now. But no one in the office knew I got one 2 years ago. To me, this is a total violation of my privacy. I am humiliated to think that everyone in the office knows they got this huge raise and I did not. Am I just in this??

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    It was definitely poor management. However, it is not illegal.
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      This could not be considered slander? It was a defamation of my character.


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        And what would you sue for? What monetary damages did you suffer? Being "humiliated" is not illegal. Previously you got a raise and others didn't. Now others did and you didn't. There just isn't any legal issue here.
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          No, this is not even remotely close to defamation. For one thing, your name was not mentioned. For another thing, you could just as easily be one who was at market value.

          Defamation does not mean that someone said something negative about you and it does not mean that someone holds a different, negative opinion. It means that something that is either false or negligent was broadcast to an audience and as a result you suffered damages as the law sees damages. From what I can see, you haven't met any of the criteria, let alone all of them.
          The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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