Q: Can I sue a company for wrongfully accusing me of a crime I did not commit ?
My old job is trying to say I committed a vandalism act against a car in their parking lot, no evidence against me or no proof of me being there just going by hearsay and blaming me for it , can I sue ?
A: Whenever someone talks about suing someone, we first must ask the question: what are the provable damages? Have you been turned down for other work?
Keep in mind that we're not talking about a criminal case here. No one needs to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt. You would be well advised to consult with an employment law or civil rights attorney more familiar with the applicable burdens of proof, but I would think to prevail, you'd need to show something like a reckless disregard for the trust. That may sound easy, but is in actuality very hard to do.
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