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Question: Goldman, an ex-convict, was employed in


Goldman, an ex-convict, was employed in the accounting department of Rogers Products Incorporated. None of his coworkers was aware of his previous conviction and imprisonment, although the president of the firm and Ruiz, the human resources manager, knew of it. During an office party, Goldman and Ruiz became involved in an argument and Ruiz shouted, “You’re an ex-con and a jailbird. We’d be better off without you here.”
a. Would Goldman have a basis for a suit for libel?
b. Would Goldman have a basis for slander?
c. Did Ruiz violate the professional ethics of his position?

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