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In Connecticut, an employee is what is termed an "at will
" employee unless there is an employment contract
. Unfortunately, this means that the company can fire you for any reason it sees fit (except for civil rights protection offered by state and federal law) or for no reason whatsoever. You have the right to sue the person who spread the false rumor about you for defamation. However, this is likely to be a very hard case to win. I would send letters to your company requesting a reconsideration and reinstatement of your position, and explain that you were not spreading rumors, and that you are good employee and want your job back.
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