I'm here, I was just offline for a while.
Unfortunately, the answer to your question is yes if there was no contract specifically prohibiting the termination
. VA is what is known as an employment at will
state which means an employer can terminate an employee at any time and for any reason other than one like race, age, gender, etc. That means if they believe a HIPAA violation occurred, or if they believe you didn't tell the truth, or if they just decide they want to terminate you then they are legally allowed to do so.
Many people are under a mistaken impression that they have more rights as an employee than they have. Since so many people have that belief I wanted to be sure I gave you a link that confirms what I am telling you so here is the link to the VA Department of Labor
that confirms the law:
I am truly sorry to give you what I am sure is bad news, but please understand that it would be unfair to you (and very unprofessional of me) to provide you with anything less than a completely honest response. However, if your concerns were not satisfactorily addressed, then please let me know, and I will be happy to clarify my answer. Please remember to rate me based upon whether I answered your question, and not upon whether the answer was good news or bad news since I have no control over whether the law is in your favor or not.