How to deal with slandering?
My sister-in-law is in a bit of a pickle, and I'm at a loss for advice.
My sister-in-law is a good, hard, honest worker that over the last 10 years has worked her way up from a sales associate position all the way to director of marketing in her company. In her previous job bad blood was created between her and a coworker seemingly due to jealous towards my sister-in-law's charismatic personality, and ability to ascend through the ranks quickly.
The company was celebrating my sister-in-laws 10 year anniversary when a company wide email was sent accusing her of illegal business activities at her previous company such as laundering, and causing the eventual bankruptcy. The email also contained numerous slanderous statements about my sister-in-law's life style.
The email was sent from outside the company by her ex-coworker who had obtained every employee's email address (most likely from the ex-employee's best friend that works with my sister-in-law).
We really have no idea what to do. The company has already started looking into all of my sister-in-law's accounts, and customer history. Her reputation has been damaged, what can she do to repair this?