I think the best thing here is to start with an explanation of the law in this area and then discuss this case in particular. In Virginia, 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 this case, you say the were terminated because of an allegation that they were rude to a customer (without any actual evidence). Given that the employer has a right to terminate the employees for any reason that the employer believes is fit, do you believe that the termination
was actually based on discrimination regarding the employee's race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry?