"Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being still a lad even with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought evil report of them unto their father." Genesis 37:2 (JPS).
From contemporary views on halacha it seems that it would be bad to report, 'speak lashon hara' about anyone even if the issue is a true wrongoding. While the Torah seems to suggest that we are sometimes required to present evidence of bad behavior to a judge. Was Joseph speaking lashon hara or was he simply giving a factual report to his father, the Judge, about something gone bad?