I have a speech impairment and a cognitive disably however just had a new co worker complain about me. i heard in meeting that i work up front and ,then i talk to much and not work i asked one worker why shes not decorating cakes which she just went to a day class for it. manager told me that you think your the boss i said thats a lie i don,t tell others what to do. In fact we just got new people and aside from one they are all agressive fighting for the right to be boss . At this time im just not looking at any of the new people who are lairs.
To answer your basic question, the answer is yes, your manager can believe others and not believe you. You are considered to be an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary with your employer. The employer of an at will employee does not have to be fair or give you any right to be heard. The employer can take one person's word over another without any need for proof.
Your speech impairment and your cognitive disability qualify you to be in a protected class of people. It is unlawful for your coworkers to harass you based upon your disability and it is also unlawful for your employer to fail to protect you against that harassment. Furthermore, it is unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you based upon your disability. That means that if you can prove that you are being harassed or are being discriminated against because of your speech impairment or your cognitive disability you might have a meritorious legal claim.
It would be a good move for you to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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