First, let me say that I am terribly sorry to hear that you are in this situation. It is a shame when an employer makes a decision without legitimacy, especially when that decision is quite frankly wrong.Under the National Labor Relations Act, it is unlawful for an employer to try to prevent you from discussing wages and working conditions with other employees. If you were laid off for talking about wages and not for some other reason, then you should highly consider speaking with an employment attorney in your area to bring a lawsuit for wrongful termination.
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If you decide to bring such a lawsuit yourself, you would need to file your complaint in a court of competent jurisdiction in your area, though if you can get the student to admit that this is why you were fired, or if you can get any proof whatsoever that this is the reason you were terminated, then you would have a strong case.
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