Is This Defamation?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctor about defamation: Did I unknowingly commit slander even though I said nothing negative about her; I just that what she did was one of my pet peeves?

I recently discussed a pet peeve with a coworker and she took it upon herself to address the issue. The person she told about it misunderstood and is now claiming defamation of character. Did I unknowingly commit slander even though I said nothing negative about her; I just that what she did was one of my pet peeves? Am I in the wrong and what kind of repercussions am I facing?

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Defamation?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a boss’ complaint about a subordinate’s attitude:

Head of HR says the following to my boss: “Everyone is complaining about his attitude.” My boss demanded names and facts. One name given is the head of another department. We, my boss and I, confronted this person about this allegation, and she strongly denied saying such a thing. The head of HR has a mild psychopathic personality and can’t  see someone else in the limelight. I was warned when he came to the org that he would attack me because of my good record. Please advise.

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