On Monday, I was pulled into the managers office and was threatened that due to some errors I may be terminated or best case scenario on a final written warning but would be informed within 24 hours or so then sent back to work for the remainder of my shift. I did my job for the remainder of my shift but was crying and shaking the entire time. I suffered from an anxiety attack and went to the ER that night, my dr pulled me out of work the next day. I emailed work to inform them that I had applied for my FMLA and STD but got no response. Unum called me to inform me that my STD claim was approved and that my job lied and said that I had only worked for the company for 10 months which in fact was over 5 years but there was a break due to a prior disability. Hr called and fired me yesterday.
Based on the information you have provided, you MAY have a claim for violation of the Americans with Disability Act and/or the Family Medical Leave Act. You should consult with an attorney experienced with these laws.
Many firms, including mine, offer a free initial consultation so you have nothing to lose by consulting an attorney.
You may also benefit from a consultation with an ERISA (employee benefits) attorney to deal with the disability carrier. Those consultations are sometimes without charge.
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You need to sit down with both an ERISA attorney and an experienced employment attorney. Be sure to check the credentials of any attorney claiming to be experienced in both fields. It's not unheard of, it's simply very difficult to be properly versed in both areas of law and that claim should be scrutinized.
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Employee Benefits Lawyer
It sounds like you would have a workers' compensation claim if you were in California. Check with a local lawyer on that. Under workers' compensation laws, it is possible the firing could be retaliatory although if you cannot do the job anymore it won't get get you much traction. Disability benefits are pursuant to an insurance contract or a benefit plan and you need to look at that to see what your rights are and how long STD can continue, if at all, after employment ends. It sounds to me like you really need to talk to a lawyer and the sooner the better. The issue with the employment being reported wrong needs to be corrected, and it sounds like your employer is not friendly to you, so you really do need representation. You may need three different lawyers on this. Many of my clients have three of four different cases at a time to secure different rights and benefits (which offset each other to some extent but you are required to seek all benefits for which you are eligible.)
Employee Benefits Lawyer
Sounds like it could be a violation of section 510 of ERISA, which prohibits discrimination for exercising your rights to benefits. I can't tell if you were disabled prior to this incident or because of it. If they fired you because you started receiving STD, that's a violation of ERISA.