Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. I am very sorry to hear about these false allegations.
While it is understandably tempting to want to go on the offensive here, there is no basis for doing so and nothing constructive can come of it. The reason is because employment in the state of Ohio is "at will
" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination
on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation
for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage
claim, taking FMLA
leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination
is fair, reasonable or even true. So, you can lawfully be disciplined, suspended or even terminated based on this allegation even if you had no role in the events whatsoever.
Insofar as the criminal investigation is concerned, nobody has the right to be exempt from criminal investigations. So, all you can do is cooperate with the investigation or, better yet, retain an attorney to deal with the police on your behalf. If you played no role in this, I can't imagine them having enough evidence to warrant pressing charges, let alone to get a conviction.
I hope that you find this information helpful and am genuinely sorry if it is not what you were hoping to hear. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes moving forward.