Proverbs 30:10 (NLT)
10 Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.

An employee works usually because there is a need to provide for themself and or their family. They are already given to the affliction of work and therefore to slander a person only adds insult and injury. It may even influence the employer who may be severe with them for no cause. It�s becomes exasperating and blemishes the reputation of a person who may not deserve it. In the end the person may confront those who slander them and may end up causing them just as much or more pain and grief than they have received.



Many years ago without justification my wife�s supervisor wanted to discipline her for something which was undeserved. My wife was persistent in asking where the problem was coming from. Finally the supervisor admitted another employee had said something against my wife. So instead of directly confronting what the other employee had said the supervisor was attempting to correct my wife through disciplinary action. Once my wife heard what had been said she said the statement was completely false. She asked the supervisor to bring in the other person so she could confront the person making the statement. Reluctantly the supervisor gave in to her demand and when the person was questioned the truth came out. The employee had not really observed anything, but instead was repeating something someone else had said, who had their facts wrong. The supervisor then corrected the other person for saying things without the proof of fact.

We should not slander, gossip or defame others unjustly. If we do we could find ourselves with more grief than we inflicted on the other person.