Do I have any recourse if I was falsely accused of harassment at work?

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Do I have any recourse if I was falsely accused of harassment at work?

Recently, I engaged in a romantic relationship with a volunteer in my organization. Throughout the relationship I practiced proactive consent and constant understanding, love and support. The person who accused me, there are over 69 screenshots of messages that I can prove I practiced consent and understanding as well as them saying things like,

Asked on October 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that, absent an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary (which you did not indicate), you were an "at will" worker. This means that you could have been terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Accordingly, you were not wrongfuly terminated unless there was some form of actionable discrimination at play (again something that you did not indicate to be the case). 


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