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  1. #1
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    Default Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    I am professional in my attitude at work, and an issue came up where I had to communicate with a co worker about THEIR behavior. The response from this person was that they were going to get me fired (bad behavior, unprofessional). The next thing I know, I'm in the Superintendants office, and a falsely generated three day susspension has been created. The comment on the paper is that I am the one who was acting unprofessionally????? Psychologically speaking, this work group is sufferring from extreeme negative projections (behaviors in self are projected onto other innocent parties).

    I know the mental fiber of these workers, as well as mgmt. I doubt I will have a job when I return from the three day suspension.

    My question:

    Can I be fired, legally, if the reason given has been based on false information?

    OR

    Is this a defamation issue?

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Can I be fired, legally, if the reason given has been based on false information?
    Absent a binding employment contract, you can be fired - legally - because your boss is bored with you.
    Is this a defamation issue?
    Probably not.

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Can I be fired, legally, if the reason given has been based on false information?

    Short answer - yes. Google at-will employment.

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Yes you can, same thing happened to me and two of my co-workers.

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Unless you are with a union or working under a contract - yes.

    At Will Employment means you can be fired for just about any reason, or no reason. The employee can also quit, with or without reason. The only reasons you cannot be fired for are things like age, sex, race, nationality, religion, disability....

    Personally, I'd be pounding the pavement in search of a new job. Do you really want to stay in such a negative environment?

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    If person gets fired even if it's based on false accusatory information, what's the probability the employEE will win in a law suit?

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Law suit against whom?

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    Default Re: Can I Be Fired After Someone Lied About Me

    Against the employER, probably none. As advised, google at-will employment.

    Against the accuser, that would depend on the specific facts of the matter.

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