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Good evening and welcome. I'm sorry to hear about the false accusation. Are you in a union? Why do you feel that you need to quit? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.
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The most important thing to do is clarify the false allegations with HR. Beyond this, there unfortunately isn't much you can do as employees have no legal right to not be accused of things. In theory, you could threaten a defamation suit, but such threat would not be "legally protected," meaning your supervisor could terminate you in retaliation for you threatening to sue them, assuming they have termination authority.
Generally, it is unwise to quit as quitting will usually result in the denial of unemployment benefits. If you want to leave the job because you are no longer comfortable there, the better course of action is to look for new work while you are are still employed and then quit once you've secured an offer. It's generally easier to find work when you are already employed, and this way you also won't have to explain any gap on your resume.
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