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Vikrant Singh   23 November 2023

review on glassdoor

can I be sued if I write a bad review for a company on glassdoor.


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SAM (LEGAL)     23 November 2023

No you cant be sued. Glassdoor shows employees feedback about ex company he worked for which can be beneficial for new joinee whether to join company or not

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     23 November 2023

You are entitled to post your anonymous opinions about your company or C-suite executives on Glassdoor

You want to make sure that you're not going into a bad situation.

Ask plenty of questions and intersperse the issues you read about into your questions.

Sanskriti Tiwari   23 November 2023

Writing a negative review on Glassdoor or any review platform generally falls under freedom of expression, as long as the content is truthful and not intentionally defamatory. However, there are a few situations where legal action could potentially be pursued against a reviewer:

1. If the review contains false information that damages the company's reputation, they might pursue legal action. To protect yourself, ensure your review is based on factual experiences.

2. Revealing confidential or proprietary information obtained during your employment might lead to legal consequences.

3. If your review is written with malicious intent to harm the company rather than offering a genuine critique based on your experience, it might be grounds for legal action.

To mitigate the risk of being sued:

- Stick to factual information about your personal experiences.
- Avoid making sweeping generalizations or false claims.
- Focus on constructive criticism rather than emotional reactions.
- Consider being diplomatic and professional in your language.

It's also essential to note that lawsuits over negative reviews are relatively rare and challenging to win for companies unless there's clear evidence of false statements or malicious intent. Many platforms, including Glassdoor, have measures in place to verify reviews and protect both reviewers and companies.

If you're unsure about the content of your review, consulting a legal professional could provide more tailored advice based on the specifics of your situation and local laws.

P. Venu (Advocate)     30 November 2023

What is the context for this query?

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