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Hello and welcome. I am very sorry to hear you were let go. However, I must tell you that there is no legal right to "defend" against this sort of accusation nor would there be any legal basis to compel the production of the email. As you correctly state, employment is at will absent an agreement to the contrary and as such can be terminated with or without cause at any time. So really all you can do here is attempt to reason with your employer that the email should be produced. Beyond persuasion you would not typically have any recourse. I wish I could provide better news but I hope this answers your question.
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Thank you for your reply. Again, though, employment is at will and so employers are not required to be fair when it comes to management decisions. So, this email might help you persuade your employer to reconsider their action but it will not require them to. I hope this clarifies things. I wish you luck moving forward.