I worked for a company for 9 months, during the first six months my manager informed me how great job I am doing, and how lucky he is for having me in his group. However between 6-9 months of my employment, when a big company decided to purchase our company and performance review was an important factor to decide which employee stays and which goes, my manager put me under performance improvement required category. It came as a total surprise for me. Finally, I was laid off based on poor performer.
I was next in command, my manager had lost his job during the last merger (just 2-3 years ago), I strongly believe I was targeted so my manager’s job could be saved, can any attorney help me and how much time do I have to take my employer to court.