A little over a year ago, my uncle got me a job with this company that he's on the board of directors of doing data entry on this database that he also works on. For a while, it was really more of a side job because most of the time I was taking some college courses and working another part time job that I had before this one. Literally, a few days before I was laid off, I decided to drop my classes and dedicate my time to working full time for this company. Anyways, a few months ago my uncle told me that they had a board meeting and that the CFO of the company (lets call this person "Pat") decided not to use the database anymore in order to cut costs, and in effect both my uncle and I lost our jobs working on it. (continued in "more details" section.)At least that's the "official" reason. I then come to find out that the reason I lost my job was because my uncle didn't get along with Pat, upset Pat, and in effect Pat decided to abandon the database as retaliation. This caused me and my uncle to lose our jobs. So it wasn't really about cutting costs, it was more about Pat having a personal issue with my uncle and them not getting along, and just because I happen to be related to him, I also got the short end of the stick for something I had absolutely nothing to do with. Now, here are my questions. 1. Do I have a case? 2. I was told by other family members that this would be a waste of my time and energy. Are they right? 3 The company is in a different state (I telecommuted). If I do have a case, and I decide to sue, would I get (pardon the pun) home court advantage?
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