Falsely Accused of Lying

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctor about accusation of lying:

If someone at work wrongly accuses you of being a liar, can anything be done about it?

Signed, Truthful

Dear Truthful:

Whether or not you can do (or want to do) anything substantial about the accusation, will depend upon the situation and where you work. For example, if you are in a large business and someone made that statement, in a meeting, that you are a liar, you probably could make a complaint with HR or with your own manager about it. But, if you are in a small business and in the course of an argument someone says, “You’re such a liar”, it would probably be viewed as just something else that was said in the argument, but not significant.

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