Normally, you cannot file a workers' compensation claim after you have been terminated from a job. One of the few exceptions to the rule is if you have what we call cumulative trauma or ongoing wear and tear over a period of time. That sounds like what you have so I think you fall within the exception.
These claims can be tricky: you are post termination, you have an injury to your psyche and you have a cumulative trauma claim. I recommend you consult with a good workers' comp. attorney before doing anything. There are some great W.C. attorneys in Sacramento. Find a good one here at www.avvo.com or at www.caaa.org. CAAA is the association for attorneys here in California who represent injured workers. Or you can call me for a referral. Good luck.
I am adding some categories to your post because I am not convinced that there are not some potentially viable employment issues. Perhaps one or more of the really gifted employment attorneys who participate regularly here will make some worthy suggestions to you in addition to the worker's compensation advice that you have asked for.
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Based on your narrative, you may have an employment claim for wrongful termination and violation of the FMLA. You need to consult an employment lawyer regarding the specifics of your case.
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