Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today. Your best option here may be to file with EEOC
.There may well be subtle discrimination involved in this whole process.They may be trying to get tird of you based on age, sex, or race. EEOC investigates and this may force them to hire you and keep you employed.You may also be entitled to damages and legal fees.If they do not rehire you a second complaint claiming retaliation
would be the next step. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, youcan file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay
Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect theaggrieved person's identity. https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm This whole process seems subtle way to get rid of you perhaps because of age or sex and replace you with a younger or different employee. I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again and I hope you pursue this matter.