So, an update today. My paralegal called me today and told me that my boss was hurt that I didnt talk to him first before I started interviewing at other firms (as if I have some sort of duty to do so). And that my termination was based on the fact that I misrepresented where I was going when I would take time off to go to an interview. He said he knew about all the interviews I had gone on. I dont see how that would even be possible.
Would it even be viable to talk to my former boss and just try to see if he won't bad mouth me anymore? Or would be hiring a LE attorney be the only way.
Were you using your work e-mail to apply or otherwise talk to these other firms? Depending on how connected your boss is in the area it's pretty easy for information to get around....
I think it's viable to talk, but I don't know if it'll go much anywhere without kind of the implicit threat of a LE attorney behind you. Your boss already fucked one offer up.
Anyway, HR has your e-mail, and probably by now a phone call from you, so I would just move on and apply to other stuff. Best case scenario they're talking to the hiring partner/recruiting committee/whomever about your situation and it'll still take a little while before they get back to you. Worst case scenario they won't follow up or change their decision.