Ok. Here's the problem. For you to bring a discrimination claim, you actually have to have a discrimination statute that supports it. Just being treated differently or even unfairly in your workplace is not enough to bring a discrimination claim. We get this from the Supreme Court of the United States, which severely limited the concepts of discrimination claims in numerous cases.
So, the resulting situation is that unless you can allege that the only reason you were fired while the other two were kept is based on your race, religion, gender, age, disability or FMLA use.
If you can't claim that, you have no discrimination claim that the EEOC
can accept or investigated.
Now, on the facts you've outlined, it seems that the employer's issue is that they think you were recruiting. I expect that you were not actually recruiting, but the point is that it doesn't legally matter. That gives them a legitimate, non-discriminatory basis to terminate you while keeping the others. They can say "well, these others weren't recruiting." Because your state is an "at will
" employment state, the employer doesn't actually have to be right. They don't need a legitimate basis for termination
. They just need to not terminate based on race, religion, gender, age, disability or FMLA use, which you don't seem to be alleging here.