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Jury Awards Employee $2 Million After Being Subjected to False Police Report by Company

A Massachusetts jury recently awarded a plaintiff more than $2 million in damages on malicious prosecution and defamation claims in a case that highlights the caution with which employers should engage the police in workplace investigations.

In Moran v. Khalil, et al., a longtime employee came to be suspected by her colleagues of having taken $18,000 in cash and checks that never made it into the company’s coffers.

The defendants — three company officials — argued that when they went to the local police department to report the findings of an internal investigation, they had both the right and a valid reason to do so. After making their initial report to the police, they left the police alone to draw their independent conclusions, they said.

Read the source article at valawyersweekly.com

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