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What can I do regarding slander from a previous employer?

Question Details: I was having a background investigation done for a security clearance and the investigator asked me about substance abuse. I have never used illegal substances of any kind. The investigator told me that one of my previous employers stated that prior to employment there, I had a substance abuse problem but it wasn't a problem while I was working there. Again, I have never used illegal substances of any kind. They have no proof that I ever had a problem. I do not know where they got this information or why they said it. However, it has negatively affected my security clearance. What legal action can I take?

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