7 days after informing my assistant manager and scheduler that my doctor told me i will be needing physical therapy and possibly surgery for neck, back, and shoulder problems, i was fired. i was fired for another reason. i worked for the employer 4.5 years. the problem started very slowly 2 years into my employment but it was managable and i tried not to think about it. the last 3 months the pain spread and increased considerably forcing me to go to the doctor. my doctor visit and xrays were 10 days before termination and the physical therapy started 5 days after.