There are other facts but I am unsure if it would make a difference. The space provided only allowed so much and it was shortened as much as possible.
Wednesday July 3rd I was put on suspension and was told to wait until HR was back from vacation next week to determine the outcome. It was implied that I would be terminated. This morning HR called me to get additional details. She specifically asked me if I took any company property, I replied only my personal things. She then asked if I took any passwords whereas I told her I had about 20 passwords and kept them on a list and yes it was with my papers. HR seemed optimistic and said she would get back with me in the next day or so. An hour later she called to confirm my termination. When asked why she said she could not tell me. She did say I would receive a package in a few days with a letter that goes over what we talked about, I asked if the letter would explain why I was terminated and she said the company does not do that. Until the 3rd of July I was told my employment status was good so this came as a rather surprise. My passwords consisted of many that I used for company related work on sites that I chose of my own will to help me do my job however only a small fraction were issued by the company or customer for use on their sites. These passwords are available to 2 other inspectors and are updated frequently. If they had asked me for them I would have gladly provided them with the list, it did not occur to me when I packed up my belongings that these were included in my personal papers. During our talk, HR said I was cited for insubordination then brought up stealing company property after that. If this is what I was terminated for are they liable for slander? I have requesting a copy of my training, evaluation and counseling records for the past 7 years of employment. Also any information from my personnel file that is not in violation of the privacy act. She sent me an email stating she would forward the information to me this week.