Wrongfully accused of work gossip

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about an email:VP saying that I am spreading rumors around work that he is planning a layoff. He said that he received an email with my name on it and it is grounds for termination.

I was recently contacted by a VP saying that I am spreading rumors around work that he is planning a layoff. He said that he received an email with my name on it and it is grounds for termination. I know wholeheartedly I never said such things to anyone at the company. I was so in shock when I received the accusing phone call that I didn’t get a chance to defend myself. Now I feel that my integrity and professional character has been compromised. I would like to clear my name and suggest that he conducts an investigation to find the true source of such rumors. How should I handle this situation?

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