California Employment Law
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California an at will employment state. This means that your employer is allowed to terminate your employment for any reason that does not violate your civil rights or is in breach of contract.
Thus, if you are a union employee, or if you have an employment contract that says you must be fired for cause, then HR cannot do anything about this.
Otherwise, technically, HR could fire you if they see fit. However, if you go into the meeting and explain in a calm and positive manner that there is no possible truth to this, and you do not know why someone is trying to get you fired (unless you do, in which case you can say that)
then it is unlikely that a negative action will be taken against you.
Just make sure to tell them that you like your job, like working there, and have no idea why these allegations have been brought against you.
Or, in the alternative explain that you are going through an ugly divorce, say your ex-wife is just trying to stir up trouble and apologize for any inconvenience any of this caused.
Again, I cannot stress enough that it is unlikely that HR will fire you if you present yourself in a calm and professional manner.
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