British employer escapes malicious falsehood claim
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Supreme Court, London, UK
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Josh Stephens
Josh Stephens, Reporter

A UK recruitment agency has avoided a defamation claim after making knowingly false statements about a former worker to their new employer and potential clients. 

In a decision on Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled that defendants cannot be found liable for malicious falsehood likely to cause financial harm if that harm ultimately does not occur.