Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
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I need you to be more specific in your question(s) if you could. When we answer general ones like any advice, "what are my rights", or "what are my options", we have to give general answers and, invariably, the customer responds with "I already knew that". This type of forum works better if you ask specific questions so we know exactly what you are looking for.
No one can really advise you on how to "prove you are innocent" because it depends on exactly what they say and do. You have to react not to their general allegation but exactly what they say and how they phrase it.
What I'd recommend is hiring a local employment lawyer to represent you in this matter. That way they can be aggressive and threaten a lawsuit based on slander, plus any other causes of action that develop.
Every state except Montana goes by the employment at will doctrine which means an employer can fire or punish an employee for any reason, even a false one, so long as that action isn't based on race, age, gender, etc. That makes it extremely easy on the employer and extremely hard on the employee. By hiring a lawyer they look for other causes of action an employee might have and use that as leverage to head off any negative repercussions.
It shouldn't be just for this. It varies greatly on areas of the country and what all is involved but at the beginning it would just be a matter of writing a letter or two. You should make an appointment and sit down and visit with one to see what they say about the fees.
Most lawyers will agree to charge you by the task, so you pay a little for the letter, then if they have to do something else they charge a little more, etc.
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