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I was recently fired with the reason being I was accused of pulling and pointing a firearm at a coworker. The firearm in question has been and always will be at my home, never to leave unless I'm going to the gun range. After 4 years of employment with no prior incidents whatsoever I get fired. There is zero evidence proving I in fact did what I am accused of doing. I never once possessed a firearm on company property let alone pointed any firearm in the direction of any person. Yet this is the reason the company gave for my termination. I think I have a case. Am I wrong?

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Hello Josh,

In order to offer info or resources that may answer your question I need clarification.

"I was recently fired with the reason being I was accused of pulling and pointing a firearm at a coworker. The firearm in question has been and always will be at my home, never to leave unless I'm going to the gun range. After 4 years of employment with no prior incidents whatsoever I get fired. There is zero evidence proving I in fact did what I am accused of doing. I never once possessed a firearm on company property let alone pointed any firearm in the direction of any person. Yet this is the reason the company gave for my termination. I think I have a case. Am I wrong?"

1) Did the co-worker file the complaint against?

Then provide the following...

Your full name:
Employer name:
Your age:
Your ethnicity:
Any physical or mental disabilities:
Employer type of business:
Employer number of full time employees:
Date of hire:
Job description:
Job shift:
Number of others with same job description:
Ethnic makeup of others with same job description:
Number of women in same job description:
Full or part time:
What have your job evaluation ratings been the last 4 years:
Any recent change in your job evaluations:
Ethnicity of supervisor or manager you report to:
Gender of supervisor or manager you report to:
Are you subject to random drug testing:
Results of any drug tests:
Are you a member of a union:
Have you been given any warnings about your job performance:
Have you been warned or accused of any company policy violations:

Josh answer to the above questions then use them as a guide to complete your narrative which should follow this basic structure....

Who, What, When, Where, How and Why?

Begin with telling the chronology of when your situation began. The employers statements, response, your response, etc.Talk about any statements made, to WHO they were made, WHO witnessed and any documentation
associated.

Once I have this info, we can then continue to fill in any other relevant info. Again, your PRIVACY in this matter will be assured.

Also if you haven't done so these pages are a quick and entertaining read. I recommend you review them before you compile your data...

http://www.you-can-learn-basic-employee-rights.com/workplace-discrimination.html
http://www.you-can-learn-basic-employee-rights.com/proving-discrimination.html
http://www.you-can-learn-basic-employee-rights.com/workplace-retaliation.html

The info contained in these pages as well as the above questionnaire will help you crystallize and focus on the facts. I know how emotionally charged employment injustice can be. However, help yourself by keeping to what has actually happened not what you think, believe, etc.

Regards,
Yancey

Saying Yes To Success,

Yancey Thomas Jr, Employee Rights Mediator,
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General employee rights relating to ADAAA,FMLA,Employee Performance Reviews,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination,Job Interviews,Workplace Violence,Workplace Privacy,wrongful termination,drug tests Non Answers COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act),USERRA,OSHA,Workers' Compensation,Federal Unemployment Tax Act,Equal Pay Act,The Wagner Act,EEOC,NLRB

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 trained in mediator/neutral specializing in conflict resolution of general civil, business and employment issues. Also certified in mediation including the Alliance for education in dispute resolution and Cornell University.

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