Assuming that you are covered by the civil service laws, then you are entitled to a grievance hearing, as well as review by the Superior Court.
Additionally, you can file a DFEH
(discrimination) complaint on grounds that the real reason for your termination is based on your race, color, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. Under the circumstances, this could be a difficult case to prove -- but, the argument could be that since you have successfully performed in your position for the past eight years, claims of dishonesty on the original job application are simply an arbitrary and capricious means of terminating you, without disclosing the real purpose behind the termination.
Hope this helps.
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