i was accused of helping one of my employers take a set of keys that were in a bag on my desk that had sat there for 3 weeks the bag was suppose to go to lost and found and logged in the book but they did not. one of my coworkers took that set of keys out of the bag and took it home long story short she got caught withem and the police made her bring them back but were it was my responsibility to log them in they assumed that i helped her take them. i have worked there for almost 4 years. my GM also let me work that whole day before she fired me. the other employee was also fired but she wrote a statement to the police saying that it was only her that was involved. I as well filled a statement out. the next day i recieved a no tresspassing order from them. I just dont understand why i got fired for something she has done
Your real issue is with being fired. Washington is an at-will employment state. Unless you have a contract or employee manual requiring for-cause discharge or progressive discipline, they can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. You can quit any time without giving a reason, and they can fire you any time without even stating a reason. They can even be wrong about the reason they let you go, and you have no recourse.
The libel/slander part of your question is based on what they may say to others about your discharge, if it damages your reputation. You did not give any detail about them saying false things about you.
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