Recently I have wrongfully been accused of running emergency lights intentionally while off duty. I was terminated from my position as jail officer over a reserve officer making the accusations. Note that the officer that was with him is stating that he believes I had the lights on unintentionally( which I did). I am now currently unemployed and looking for work. Do to untruthful accusations I have been wrongfully terminated. I realize that Indiana is a "Right To Work State". But in our Employee handbook it states you must receive a verbal warning and written warning and a suspension before termination. Does that not mean anything?
Generally, the handbooks also say that they are just guides, and do not constitute a contract. But you should make an appointment with an employment attorney to go over everything. Are you part of a union? If so, you need to speak with a union rep asap also.
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