Former Bank of America Worker Wins Appeal on Defamation Charge

The former vice president of Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America who was terminated in January 2013 accused the bank of falsely reporting it had conclusive evidence of her criminal wrongdoing to Early Warning Services L.L.C. Charges included blacklisting and defamation for reporting her after a conflict with a relative who claimed the employee withdrew funds from her account without permission. She has since been turned down for employment at another bank and appealed the District Court’s partial summary judgment granted to Bank of America. The final ruling has stated that a reasonable jury found the bank to have acted recklessly by failing to further investigate the plaintiff’s allegations.

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