Hilchos Lashon Hara, Opening – positive commands (4)

If one’s fellow loses his livelihood because of this lashon hara, such as when one publicized that one’s fellow is dishonest or unprofessional in his profession, one transgresses the positive command (Vayikra 25:35), “A stranger and a resident, and he shall live with you,” and afterwards it writes, “Your brother shall live with you.” This commands us to help Jews find a livelihood so they should not need charity, and how much more should one not cause him to lose his livelihood.