I was recently fired for cause. My termination was due to a singular issue at the end of my tenure, otherwise I was in good standing with my previous employer (for 32 years).
I'm concerned that being fired will invalidate the great work I did up to that point when discussing my previous role with future employers. I want to emphasize the good work I did while acknowledging I left on bad terms.
How should I address questions about my termination in a job interview? I was fired for being associated with the issue, not necessarily being the individual chiefly responsible for what happened - does this distinction matter to future employers?