How do I go about getting a public clearance for wrongful termination?

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How do I go about getting a public clearance for wrongful termination?

I was non-renewed or ‘fired’ according to paper as part of an investigation of
fraud that my supervisor was terminated for. Five others were let go as well. The
investigators and detectives told me they could not find any involvement on my
part, which is because I had no clue. They have yet to publish anything in the
paper or send out emails regarding this. I feel that I was let go prematurely and
deserve something for all the shame and stress my family and I have had to go
through. I was employed for 20 years with this company. Anything I can do?

Asked on June 15, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Did you have a written employment contract for a definite or defined term (e.g. a one-year contract) which had not yet expired (was still in force) and which was violated by your termination? If you did, you could sue for breach of contract. However, if you did not have such a contract, you were an "employee at will" and could be terminated at any time, for any reason, whether fair or justified or not, and even if based on a factual error. As an employee at will, you have no right to your job, and so your termination, even if grossly unfair, is not legally wrongful--they are allowed to terminate you for a wrong or bad reason.


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