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"Wrongful termination" is a phrase commonly misunderstood by non-lawyers to mean that when a termination is "wrong" or "unfair" that it is legally actionable. In fact, this is not the case. In all states but Montana, employment 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. "Wrongful termination" is only legally actionable when it is motivated by a legally protected trait or activity as described above.
I would certainly agree with you that termination is highly unfair, even "wrong" under the circumstances you describe. But the facts you have stated do not suggest that you would have any legal remedies against your employer. Unless you have evidence that your employer's real motive here is a legally protected trait or activity (and you would bear the burden of making that showing), your only options are to attempt to reason with your employer to save your job or begin searching for new employment.
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