Hello again and thank you for the information, although I don't see where you answered all of my questions. In any event, I will attempt to answer you without that necessary information.
Yes, under an employment "at will" scenario an employer can terminate an employee for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning unless
the termination would violate an employment contract
, company policy, or employment discrimination law. So, unless an employee's situation fell within one of those exceptions, their employer could be as arbitrary and unfair as they deem appropriate and there would be no violation of the law.
However, you raised two issues that fall within the exceptions. One is company policy and the other is your disability. I can guess whether one or both of those issue might operate to create a wrongful termination claim for you since I don't have all of the necessary facts. But I can say that I think you have raised enough of an issue that I think it would be worth your time to sit down with a local employment law
attorney and discuss all of the facts of your case. That would include your employment history, company policies and practices when it comes to discipline and termination, your health issues, and exactly what transpired in your case from your medical absence to your termination.
Even if the discipline steps did not apply in your case, there is an issue of why you were not put on FMLA and whether or not your employer denied you a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. So, again, I would encourage you to sit down face to face with a local attorney and decide what options you have and what you will do. You do not want to delay in doing so, since any disability discrimination
complaint that you would have to file either with the State or the EEOC
have very short deadlines--180 days and 300 days respectively, so important to decide what your strategy will be.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.