Ive worked for a specific city gov. for about 5 years. was terminated in violation of precedent, dept policy, city policy and MN statute/rules. Never gave formal statement, never received advisories, tried to find an attorney and they fired me before I could, never given copy of complaint or investigation results, etc. Requested documents they have for appeal (Loudermill hearing) and they provided me none. Reference MN statute 626.89 and MN rules 6700.2000 - 6700.2600. Dept policy same as statute. Does "at will employment" apply (dismissed any time/any or no reason) when statute exists? Do I have strong recourse against their violations and actions? Defamation caused this entire situation, at what point can I act on that?