Can a big corporation fire someone with no proof?

I work for a big corporation and have
been suspended for missing cash. I
count cash all day long and 2 months
ago a single deposit from a driver went
missing. I have given a statement and
also went through a phone interview
with HR and security. The security tape
had already been erased when they tried
to view it because we only keep tapes
for 30 days. They knew it was missing
one week after it was supposed to be
deposited. Can I be fired for this? And
if I am do I have a case to sue the
company?

Asked on March 23, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, it is legal. The fact is that in "at will" employment, a worker can be fired for this reason, any reason or no reason at all. Basically, a company can set the condtions of the workplace much as it sees fit, absent some form of actionable discrimination. So while your situation unfortunate to say the least, you have no claim here.


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