I got fired on hearsay a co-worker whom happen to be white lied on me, he wrote a statement to the human relations on the job he said I called him a cracker the Hr lady took his word over mines and the dates on the suspension papers where wrong and the personal lady said she had a statement from the foreman which was stated on the papers bit she falsified the documents.
In Virginia, an employer can terminate an employee for any reason except for when it is based on unlawful discrimination (ex: race, gender, religion, etc.), when the employee took appropriate actions under a whistleblower statute, or if the employer and employee had an employment contract.
From what you described, the employer had the right to terminate you based on your conduct perceived as inappropriate for the workplace. However, the key fact in your question is that you allege the HR person "falsified the documents." It's not clear what those documents are, and what they allegedly stated, but if it can be shown that she knowingly transmitted false information or generated that false information about you, and that was the basis for another supervisor's reason to terminate you, it may give you a defamation claim against the HR person. But as for the company's liability, it's not likely that the company could be liable for what is an individual employee's defamatory statements.
Besides the HR lady's possible liability, the co-worker who made the allegation about what you called him may also be subject to a defamation lawsuit if what he said was false.
The whole situation would require a much closer review by an employment/defamation law attorney to flesh out the strength of any case available to you.
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