I had been employed at a company for just over 3 months. I have a disability and I am foreign--two strikes against me. My manager and supervisor made persistent comments about my national origin and would not assist me in requesting reasonable accommodations. In addition, I was late several times during this time due to emergencies. I was written up on 2/14 and told I had 30 days to improve my punctuality and attendance. I agreed, however I knew this was just a guise to try to have something on record about me so I arrived at work 20 minutes early on 2/15. I sent an email to the CEO to complain about the continued harassment, bullying and discrimination. Within an hour and a half I was terminated based upon time and attendance violations despite less than 24 hours prior being given a 30 day remediation plan which I adhered to by arriving 20 minutes early the very next day. Essentially I was fired for complaining to the CEO. I had previously been warned by a HR generalist at the company that the company is notorious for firing people who complain to the CEO. I would like to know what my options are.
You should speak with an attorney about a potential disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, and retaliation charge. Those who try to do it for/by themselves tend to always weaken their respective cases.
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