Riverdale, MD asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia

Q: I know Va is an at will state, but I was just fired without warning based on false information.

I know Va is an at will state, but I was just fired without warning based on false information about me provided by our executive director to our CEO. Nothing was done by either to determine the truthfulness of the information-nor was I even asked about the situation. I was just called in the phone and told I could resign or I was fired. Can I file suite for wrongful termination or at least defamation per se?

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You certainly can file a lawsuit but you have the burden of proof so get your evidence and witnesses together since those will be required to support your claims.

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