I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.
Falsely accusing someone of a crime is defamation of character, and intentionally getting them fired is also a tort. You could have a cause of action against the person who accused you, if there really was an accusation, or against the HR director if they made up the allegations. Those are intentional torts, so you're going to probably want a lawyer who works in torts litigation, in addition to employment litigation.
That way, you have someone who can try to negotiate with the college about getting your job back (or help you seek unemployment), but they can also help you pursue a recourse against the person or people who put you in this situation in the first place. It helps to have one lawyer who can handle everything.
A good place to find someone near you is www.martindale.com.
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