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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland and can help you with your question today. A defamatory comment made in public is actionable against the person who made the remark. It is also actionable against any person or body that repeats the remark such as is the case when the remark is minuted. Also remember that the initial remark, whilst not imposing what you describe as corporate liability (there is none), would bring to issue the question of vicarious liability, ie, the principle whereby an employer is liable for the delictual actions of the employee while acting in the course of employment. So for the initial remark, you could sue employee, employer or both. For the recording of the remark in a minute, you could sue the employer. I hope that helps to answer your question. Please leave a positive rating on the star rating system which is usually at the top of your screen. That will allow JustAnswer to credit me for helping you today.