If she lied and you can prove she made a false statement, then you can file suit against her for defamation
. BUT other than suing her for defamation, I am afraid the EEOC will not help you much.
In order to bring a claim to the EEOC you must prove her behavior was based solely upon your age/race/sex/disability and without being able to prove that they will not get involved. Also, if you were an employee
without a written employment contract
to the contrary, you would be an at will employee and an at will employee can be fired for any reason at all as long as it is not based upon their age/race/sex/disability.
Her yelling and screaming and her behavior towards you, the US Supreme Court has been clear that the laws on hostile work environment/harassment
must be based upon unlawful discrimination (age/race/sex/disability) and they were not intended to create a code of civility in the workplace (See: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore). Thus, if she was behaving this way for any reason other than your age/race/sex/disability, you have no claim.
Your claim would be in unemployment, where you would appeal and force the employer to produce evidence you hit her which would be misconduct sufficient to deny benefits and you would present witnesses and evidence on your behalf to disprove her claims.
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