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Was I discriminated

Clementon, NJ |

When I returned from being on medical leave with being out with the flu for 4 days, I was terminated from my job. Also, when I claimed my unemployment, they denied my benefits and stated that I was given a verbal and a written warning. I never signed any paper in regards to a warning. Last but not least when I was promoted to the department I got a pay raise to $13.25 and hour. In September they brought on another member to the team with no experience and she was making $16.00. When I brought it up that I was making less, they blew me off. I feel very discriminated and not sure if I have a case.

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It is possible but a consultation is necessary to go over every fact and proof. Try to create a timeline prior to consultation and any evidence and/or witnesses.

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It is unlawful to interfere with an employee's rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). If an employee is terminated within a short period following his or her FMLA leave, he or she may have a legitimate claim against the employer for violation of the anti-interference provision or anti-retaliation provision under the FMLA. An experienced employment law attorney may provide useful legal advice to an aggrieved employee during the course of an office consultation. Note, FMLA claims arise under federal law.

An employee may have grounds to appeal the denial of his or her application for unemployment benefits, when the denial is based upon the employer's unheeded, job performance "warnings." The employee should ensure the the appeal is correctly and timely filed with the unemployment agency. Note, unemployment benefit claims arise under state law.

Moreover, an employee may have an FMLA interference claim against an employer that opposes his or her application for unemployment benefits within a couple of months following the employee's exercise of rights that are protected under the FMLA.

This statement is intended for general informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader/questioner and the responding lawyer.


It sounds like you were rightly fired for cause.Employers have every right to expect and demand attendance to work...or be fired.

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You may have an FMLA claim. You may have been fired for cause and thus have no claim. Speak to a lawyer regarding the details of your case.

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