A little over a month ago I was terminated from an at-will employer (I've gone over the employment law section of your site) for something I did not do, that is, I was accused of employee theft and fired. My position was Valet Parking Supervisor, Captain, and Cashier. The termination came about from the results of an in-company detective test, aka 'secret shopper.' The company I worked for did not and has not produced any proof of their accusations before or after my termination. Within the month following the termination, my own investigations regarding the paper trail of this action lead me to believe that I was not responsible for the alleged theft. The company in question has 'officially' not allowed me to see their evidence against me, however I was able to obtain 'unofficial' evidence - basically the same as the 'official' documentation, just obtained 'unofficially.' I'm not supposed to see it. Upon review, this evidence does not prove any guilt on my behalf. I am still waiting for my unofficial sources to obtain a copy of the receipt for the transaction from which I allegedly stole.
I have several questions: Do I have a right to view all the evidence the company has regarding my termination? Do I have a strong enough base to seek legal advice and/or mount a wrongful termination suit upon? I live in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks for your time and help.