Hello again and thank you for your reply. In order to file a complaint for violation of the FMLA, you will need to file with the Wage
and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor
. They are the agency in charge of enforcing the Act. You will want to contact them at the contact location at the bottom of the webpage related to FMLA, which you can find at: http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm
You can file a complaint over the phone or they will supply you with a form. That said, you may really ultimately want to handle this, and your ADA
issue together and through an attorney since you will have a stronger case if both issues are handled together. But if you want to attempt to file a complaint first with the DOL and also the EEOC, that is up to you.
I would indeed recommend that you file an ADA complaint as well. Not only for your medical issues, but also, under the "association" theory related to your mother's issues. If either your medical issues, or your mother's are the reason you are being let go, then those would both arguably be an ADA discrimination
issue. You can find out how to file your complaint with the EEOC and the process by going to: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm
The EEOC will generally try to schedule a mediation to try to resolve the issue before they fully investigate it, just to see if perhaps the parties can work things out before they spend a lot of time on it. If not, then they will investigate the allegations and issue you a "Right to Sue" letter or take the case themselves. When they issue the "Right to Sue" letter they will also say if they think the allegations are substantiated. If they do not, then it really is not generally worth it to go any further and file suit.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.