Generally speaking, the Fair Labor Standards Act does have a provision that covers retaliatory firings. If this version of events is exactly accurate and there was no other reason for your termination, you might have a case under that provision.
In either case, if your employer shorted you overtime, you can and should pursue the matter. I have attached a recent blog post on that topic.
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If you made a claim or complaint about not being paid all ages do including minimum wage and overtime wages have a claim for retaliation under the fair labor standards act. You can either call us or any nation our employment attorney for further advice
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It is correct you may have a claim for both the unpaid overtime and for retaliation under the FLSA. You should have a local attorney evaluate the facts and help you assess whether it's worth pursuing a lawsuit.Ask a similar question
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