Fired For A False Accusation About Violence

Question to AskĀ  the Workplace Doctors about being fired:

I was reprimanded 2 years ago for breaking company property of insignificant value. I successfully completed 1 year of probation for “workplace violence”. I was fired when a co-worker accused me of making a “violent comment”. I explained the comment which had no negative intent. However, the previous incident outweighed my explanation and the lack of witnesses or hard evidence. I was fired. I have no record of previous “violence” on other jobs and no police record. How can I explain this to prospective employers?

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