I believe it was my gender, age and my disability. I had a heart attack in June of 2011, in the middle of a great year (performance wise). My attempts to reconstruct my working style subsequently were not acceptable to supervisor. After a good year, 2012 was marked by zero feedback/reviews until November, and in March of this year I received no merit increase, much smaller participation in the bonus program and a written performance warning. I completed all steps in my "rehabilitation", went on vacation and returned to my notice.
That's what I feared. It's hard to make that call when I don't know what size of claim I might ultimately have. So Courts DO hold employees to these releases even though my issue isn't with the termination? Are there exceptions? Is it possible for to explore what my claim might be with a lawyer within the 7 days I have? I'm not sure if this is service that lawyers provide or not.
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