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Jerry believes his co-worker, Ben, is using illegal drugs. Since both he and Ben are nurses, Jerry is concerned Ben's drug usage could result in injury to a patient. He tells his supervisor, Cyndi. Cyndi visits with Jerry about the alleged drug usage and Ben produces a bottle of prescription medicine he is required to take for high blood pressure.
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Unformatted text preview: The medication does not affect his ability to do his work. When Ben learns it was Jerry who reported him, Ben claims that Jerry committed an act of defamation when Jerry told Cyndi he used illegal drugs. Is Ben right? Correct Answer: No. Jerry is protected by the qualified privilege defense....
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