Ok. Here's the issue. Without a contract specifically to you, specifically stating the language in the way that I mentioned, you are an "at will
" employee in your state.
That means that you can legally be terminated without cause, at any time, without warning.
So, for you to have any sort of claim of wrongful termination
here, you would have to establish that the employer knowingly accepted this false information as a basis for termination due to your race and/or gender. You need to suggest more than overtones if you want the EEOC
to investigate. You need to be able to point to some facts that make you, and the EEOC, believe that your race/gender was the reason this employer was so willing to accept this excuse to terminate you. The EEOC can then investigate that matter fully and grant you the right to sue, if they don't sue themselves over the issue.
Now, you can also sue the individuals that told this lie about you directly, for defamation of character. They made a false statement of fact about you, which cause you harm. If the employer won't tell you who said these things, you can file the claim against a "John/Jane Doe" and then subpoena the employer to name the person.