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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.I am sorry to hear of your son's termination of his employment.Please tell me the state so I can check a few things?Also, does he have an employment contract with the employer?
Ok. Thank you.Texas is an at will state. That means unless there is discrimination in his firing then an employer can terminate at any time for any reason or even no reason. Now if the employer has a policy and procedures on how terminations will take place, then they must follow that policy.
If they don't then it could be possible discrimination as any policy must be applied across the board.
So I suggest he first find out what the employer's policy is regarding terminations. And if the employer follow it in this case.He also can consider a defamation lawsuit against the co workers who said he said things and he did not. That is an outright direct action to get him to lose his job.
The fact he was fired because of her untruths about him is enough. But it is going to come down to did he or did he not say it. And for that he should have at least one other person who was there at the time he was supposed to have said it and back up that he never heard him.
And that could be hard to establish.
Yes. But it would be a he said.she said in a defamation case. For the employer it will come down to whether they followed policy in the termination.
He should review the handbook on termination policy.
Defamation is an option. But hard to prove.