There is no such thing as "wrongful termination" when most business employees are "employees at will."<quoted text>
Doesn't matter. We were discussing the leave of absence given to IRS employees. In their case "the employer" must show 'just cause' for firing them. That involves an investigation. Otherwise, they could easily file a wrongful termination lawsuit the would result in you (the taxpayer) shoveling out millions in settle fees.
Government employment conditions are an anachronism that need to be changed. If you screw up, you're history.