I recently was terminated from my last job for being accused of thief. No evidence to support the claim. I was accused of stealing liquor. A week later she closed down. I feel it was more personal then anything. She in the process of purchasing another business down the street. If she dint want me to come along to the other liquor store all she had to do is tell me but instead she accused me of stealing to het rid of me.
You have no damages. So nothing to sue for. She could have fired you for nothing. Suspecting you stole is a reason for her to fire you. If she told other people you stole and SHE HAD NO REASON TO HAVE THE OPINION, and it cost you a job you WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE GOTTEN if she did not lie about it, then perhaps a lawsuit.
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My colleague who first answered is right, you likely have no cause of action. New Jersey is an at-will employment state and as such you can be fired for any reason or no reason. Your rights are protected is certain circumstances such as if your termination is based on discrimination. Here, the facts you've presented do not create a cause of action.
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nj is an at will state so without a contract or a union you can be fired for any reason or no reason. Of course, there are exceptions such as discrimination, retaliation, public policy violations etc. but you have said nothing about those things. if you suspect something along those lines contact an employment lawyer to go over the facts of your case. I am sorry this happened to you, jobs are hard to find and employers know that many are in line to take someone's job when they get fired. good luck.
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