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Frank, I am truly sorry this happened to you. I really hate to be the bearer of bad news with regard to your situation, but unfortunately employment in all states but Montana 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.
This means that you can be terminated for violations that occurred months or even years ago. It means your employer doesn't have to give you any documentation to support their decision. It also means that it wouldn't matter that the individual person who fired you did not have authority to. If your employer is backing the decision that's all that matters. Basically, in a nutshell, while it seems your termination was highly unfair you have not described illegal conduct on the part of your employer. You can try escalating your complaints to corporate and/or asking your employer to reconsider it's position. You can also apply for unemployment benefits which you should not have trouble getting approved for. But based on what you have described, you would not typically have any legal basis to sue your employer. I am terribly sorry.
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Frank, was there anything else I can do for you?