if the company has an employee assistance program, give them a call. they will mediate the situation. if the accusation is false, then you have grounds for a law suit. the EAP will help avoid this.
if they have proof, you would have been escorted out or arrested. don't quit yet. ask for a written notice of your administrative leave.
i had the privy of being involved in many employee terminations. i've seen what works and what hasn't. an employee was falsely terminated and cost the company a lawsuit. he was awarded an undisclosed amount of $$$ and the company had to be reviewed anually for the next 4 years.
why are they trying to terminate you? did you p*ss off your supervisor or get one of the cashiers pregnant?
there are certain things that they can't fire you for (race, religion, sexual orientation, political views, and some others that escapes me). falsely accusing you of theft borders on defamation of character (preventing you from getting other employment or secret clearance).
Last edited by Back _Marker; 11-14-2007 at 10:16 PM.