How to Remove False Glassdoor Reviews
Glassdoor’s defamation problems appear to be a more recent development, fueled by the website's rise in popularity. After all, if you are a defamer bent on destroying a company's reputation, why waste time on a website no one visits?
For the uninitiated, Glassdoor.com seeks to be an online community focusing on companies and employment. On Glassdoor.com you can find job listings, salary stats, and employee reviews regarding the companies at which they work or worked.
But as is usually the case with review sites, there are those who use Glassdoor as a means to post fake reviews about competitors, or for retribution against a company that terminated the “reviewing” employee.
Lest the point be lost, I will fight to the death for the right of an employee to post an honest review about a bad employer, but when I talk about false reviews, I am speaking of reviews where a competitor purports to be an employee and makes false statements about the company, or where an actual employee publishes provable lies about a company, as opposed to mere opinions. As an example, in a recent Glassdoor case we handled, the employee claimed in his review that the company has frequently missed making payroll. That has never occurred, but one can certainly understand how such a claim would be off-putting to someone considering employment with the company.
Removing false Glassdoor reviews.
Aaron Morris is a Partner with the law firm of Morris & Stone, LLP, located in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. He can be reached at (714) 954-0700, or by email. The practice areas of Morris & Stone include employment law (wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage/overtime claims), business litigation (breach of contract, trade secret, partnership dissolution, unfair business practices, etc.), real estate and construction disputes, first amendment law, Internet law, discrimination claims, defamation suits, and legal malpractice.
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