The fact that you were terminated only two days after making a harassment complaint does tend to support a claim for retaliation. What was the stated reason for your termination?
You should probably discuss the details with an employment law attorney.
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The employer's actions are not by the book, firing you two days after you complain. You would need to be more specific about your harassment claim. Was it sexual harassment, or harassment based on race, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, etc.?
Or was it more of bullying. mean behavior that made the workplace unpleasant?
I suggest you get a free consultation with a lawyer. You have nothing to lose.
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The fact that you were terminated so shortly after complaining of harassment is very suspicious. The fact that you have evidence of your internal complaint is good.
Your tags indicate that you were complaining of sexual harassment. You can file a complaint of harassment and retaliation with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. It would be very helpful to speak with a local employment attorney about the case prior to filing a complaint. Discrimination complaints can be very difficult to pursue and having representation can provide you with very helpful guidance, legal advice and support throughout the process.
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