The law protects people from being discriminated against because of their sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, race or national origin. There is no requirement that bosses be nice or truthful. They do not owe you an explanation. It sounds like you're better off without them.
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Discrimination and even harassment in the workplace are actually legal unless they are based on the employee's race, color, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses. If you think that your manager harassed you for one of these reasons, you should speak with a local attorney about filing a discrimination complaint against your former employer.
If you had an employment contract, have an attorney review it to determine whether your employer may have violated it.
If you were a union member, you should speak with your union representative about filing a grievance.
Otherwise, unfortunately, you little recourse against your former employer.
You may be able to sue your former manager for tortious interference with a business relationship. Unless she has considerable independent resources, though, it will most likely not be worth your time, expense and energy to pursue such a case.
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File for unemployment, and then try to get a free consultation with a local employment lawyer. If you hear lawyers declining representation for the same reasons, then you know you have done everything to protect your rights and you can move forward.
What is unfair in the workplace is not necessarily unlawful.
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