If you are asking me whether these additional facts change the analysis from the previous answer, my answer is that they do not.
I've known many employers in my life. I have never
experienced any employer that actually cared about its employees, beyond what is required by law and what is needed to accomplish what executive management/ownership seeks to accomplish.
Employers, in my experience, do not act in their best interests. Rather, they act in what they perceive
to be in their best interests, and that perception is usually wrong. This doesn't mean that the business will fail. It just means that the business is not as efficient as it could be. But, it doesn't matter, because the "boss is always right." No matter how crooked the line management draws between two points it is the correct line, because management draws it -- not because it is scientifically validated as the most cost-effective, or profitable line to a successful outcome.
The bottom line for any employee is that you must either adopt the corporate culture, no matter how messed up, or you must find different employment. The only employer whose policies you will agree with 100%, is you!
But, being self employed or employing others has its own down sides. It's not easy creating a successful business.
What I'm writing may seem irrelevant to your question, but I believe it's very relevant. Resort to legal action is the very last solution to a problem, because it tends to cause the plaintiff to put his/her life into a holding patter while waiting for a legal resolution that may never come.
In your case, I don't see a "smoking gun," and that's what's usually necessary to win an employment discrimination case. The fact that you are back more than one month later trying to connect the dots, suggests that you are getting nowhere, and that you are already in a vertical stall. If you want some wisdom from my years, then my answer here is that you need to move on to something new and positive, because this particular road is not working, and it probably never will work. Because, if it were going to be successful, it already would be producing results.
I don't know what your best path to success is -- but I'm betting that what you're doing now, here in this forum, is not even close (not that I don't appreciate your business, but I want you to get a positive outcome, not continue to ask the same questions and get no useful answer -- because there isn't any).
Find a path that you can live with and travel that road. Make yourself valuable in some manner that the economy will reward.
if you have a specific question, feel free to ask. But, since your new question is mostly philosophical, my answer is a reflection.
Hope this helps.
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