I am a now former IRS worker who was fired from my job for crimes I allegedly committed back in October. I have yet to go to court for the crimes, so shouldn't I be considered innocent until proven guilty? How did they get away with firing me, and is there anything I can do about it?
Perhaps. If the charges come from their internal investigation, yes. If you are a non-tenured employee with no contract and no union who is not covered by civil service, yes.
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