I'm well aware of the "at will" doctrine in Illinois, but I'm a little confused when it comes to slander. Here's a non-union scenario.Two coworkers report false misconduct charges to a hr manager. The hr manager does not investigate and terminates the employee and gives them a copy of the misconduct charge in writing. As a result, the employee can not collect unemployment due to a misconduct charge. Questions: If the employee can prove the statements are false with video and witnesses, do they have any legal recourse in an "at will" state? Did the hr manager violate their "qualified privilege" by not investigating the coworker's misconduct charges? Is slander a violation of public policy in Illinois? If so, can it be a grounds for a wrongful termination suit? Appreciate any responses.