Hello again and thank you for that additional information. I asked about the write up policy because you mentioned that your boss said something about a "final" write up. The reason why that is important is because generally Virginia is what is called an employment "at will" state. That means that an employer may terminate an employee for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning unless the termination would violate an employment contract
, company policy or employment discrimination
law. So, that means that unless your situation falls within one of the exceptions I mentioned, your employer could terminate you even if the reason was arbitrary or unfair.
But, for example, if they alter the general law of Virginia by giving all employees a right to a certain number of write ups before they can be terminated, then they must follow that policy. Meaning they cannot lawfully terminate someone without following their warnning policy. Thus my question about that.
The only other issue is whether you were targeted for termination for some other reason that might be unlawful, like discrimination. If you were terminated because of your gender, age (over 40), race, national origin, disability, religion, etc., that would be against the law as well.
So, if you believe that your case falls within one of the exceptions I mentioned, you should sit down with a local employment law
attorney and discuss your case in more detail to see if they think you should try to file a wrongful termination
suit. However, if you don't fall within one of the exceptions, the termination, although unfair, would not be illegal and you would not have any legal recourse.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.