Good evening, I have represented employers and employees and want to cover the issues you raise here.
The first issue is whether the termination
is legal. Legally, they may let someone go without reason and for a mistaken reason. The exception is if the real is discrimination
or if they have a handbook
and violated it.
The second issue is can you do anything about it. You can try to negotiate reinstatement or a severance.
Third, can you pursue a slander claim. Yes, if your loss of work is the result of someone spreading false information you can pursue a claim for slander and tortious interference with employment.
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