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I am very sorry that you were let go. However, as you correctly note, employment in Ohio 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.
Thus, it would not matter that you have proof to fight to issues you were written up for. It also wouldn't matter if you were really terminated because your associates liked you more than your manager. Since your employer doesn't need a reason to let you go, much less a good one, you can be released for the reasons you have described.
The good news is that nothing you described appears to be grounds for denying unemployment benefits
, which is judged by the entirely separate standard of whether you were terminated for "misconduct." Thus, you should absolutely pursue your appeal and there is a good chance you will be successful in that regard.
I hope that you find this information helpful and am genuinely sorry if it is not what you were hoping to hear. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
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