I was fired today. My EX boss called me in his office and said , How are you feeling? I responded, slightly better. He then said, "This isn't going to work out. I said, "What isn't going to work out?" He said, "Me working there." I asked him if it were because I took the past two days off due to medical reasoning ( have the documentation). His response was, "well yeah, I need you here everyday and due to your health problems, You won't be able to be here as I need you to be. He then said, You've missed enough as it is. I then interupted him and said I have only missed 3 days 2 were b/c of my health and I have 3 half days due to Dr appointments that I could not miss b/c I see a psychologist for depression. Etc. Is this legal? Do I have a case here?
4 days prior I spoke to the part owner (EX bosses wife)and told her on a personal level that I was diagnosed with depression on 3/2011. She then started to ask me if the job was too stressful I told her NO that I was on medication and everything was fine and the job did not affect me whatsoever. The day I was FIRED, Besides my medical condition (Which was not for depression) My EX boss also stated I think the drive here is too far for you. Mind you, Work was 9-4 M-->F I arrived daily 8a-4p. I opened the office daily and started my work at 8a (did not receive pay for it) I was always prompt and on time before the EX boss had ever arrived minus the 3 days I had Dr appointments in the AM and the 3 days I was absent. PLEASE HELP IF I HAVE A CASE
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