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When you were dismissed did they tell you you were being dismissed for cause? Did they give you any termination pay?
Unfortunately it sounds like they would tell anyone who asked for a reference that you were dismissed were just cause.
There's really nothing you can do about that except make sure that you explain to any potential employer that you did receive termination pay, that really the termination was not for cause but there is some blood bad blood now and they may say that it was.
The fact that you were provided termination pay is a sign that they did not dismiss you for just cause. I would put it that way.
You cannot get your record of employment altered but no potential elployer can see that anyway.
Does that help?
Laid off is not the correct work. From a legal perspective it means dismissed though possibly temporarily.
You should really say you were dismissed for restructuring reasons or some other reason but not for cause.