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  1. #1
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    May 2009

    Default Being Fired for "Gross Misconduct" as Defamation

    My question involves defamation in the state of: maryland
    i was recently terminated from my job. it was cited as being due to my in ability to fulfill my job description (not being able to respond to emergency calls). i filed for unemployment and was denied. the reason was "gross misconduct" and that i lied to my former employer. seeing how i didn't lie, do i have a legitamate lawsuit?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Southeastern Michigan

    Default Re: Slander/Libel

    In most states, including Maryland, unless you're protected by a valid employment contract or CBA, your employer can terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all. It's called "At-will" employment.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Being Fired for "Gross Misconduct" as Defamation

    While most probably a legal termination, the ex employer can NOT lie about why you were terminated, as this affects your eligibility for unemployment.

    IF you lost the first round, find out what the appeals process is and do so.

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