Wrongfully Accused of Spreading Rumors

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about spreading rumors:

Today someone at work wrongfully accused me of spreading rumors about a fellow employee being moved to our office due to previous sexual harassment accusations towards him. The woman claims she ‘heard me’ telling a fellow employee that his new placement is due to his prior charge. I told my supervisor that is not true. I demanded this person that is accusing me to tell me directly, he called her in and she said that yes, that it was me that she heard from her office. What do I do?

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Rumors

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about spreading rumors:

I have an employee who is spreading rumors about me which is causing people to lose their trust in me. I am in a senior management position. I realize people vent about their bosses from time to time, but now people outside our organization are starting to hear the rumors. While I have on hearsay that he is responsible for starting the rumors, I don’t have hard evidence. What do I do to save my reputation both in and outside the company?

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