Can I be fired for a reason that is false?
Generally, you can be fired for a reason that is false. In other words, if you’re falsely accused of conduct that you didn’t really engage in, there may not be a lot that the law or a lawyer can do for you. We get calls sometimes from employees who have been fired for stealing, for example, or for violating some rule at work, and they claim that they didn’t do it.
Generally there’s not a lot we can do for people like that. You can be fired for any reason, or no reason, as long as it’s not an illegal reason.
If you’re fired for some reason that you think is false, you should ask yourself, “Is that the real reason they’re firing me, or is there some other reason behind the scenes? Are they firing me for example, because of a disability, or because of my age, or because of my sex, or my pregnancy?” If that’s the case, you may have a case. You should consult with an employment lawyer to find out.