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i just got fired and accused of sexual harrasment but never

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i just got fired and accused of sexual harrasment but never had been spoken to previously or written up. What kind of case would i have if any?
Hi,

Thank you for your question and I'm sorry to hear about your circumstance.

I think the best thing here is to start with an explanation of the law in this are and then discuss your case in particular. In Ohio, and throughout the United States, employment law heavily favors the employer in most situations. Unless the employee has a contract which provides that the employee may only be terminated for cause, the law will hold that the employee's right to work falls under the At Will Doctrine. The At Will Doctrine provides that an employer may terminate an employee for any reason whatsoever, even if it is a false reason. The only limitation on this is that an employer may not terminate an employee because of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry of the employee.

In your case, you say you were terminated because of an allegation that you sexually harassed someone. Given that the employer has a right to terminate you for any reason that the employer believes is fit, do you believe that the termination was actually based on discrimination regarding your race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry?
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