Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today. You may consider filing with EEOC
if you think there was discrimination
involved.If you are more than 40 years old here there may be age discrimination
.Often they will tell you one thing but the reality is they want to replace you with a younger and cheaper employee.There may be other categories here, sex, or race are other possibilities. You are an at will
employee but they cannot discriminate and this would protect you and give you a case for wrongful termination
.You file with EEOC here and consider a local employment lawyer to sue the employer. This would also help you with UI benefits when you file. EEOC here https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm 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. There are time limits for filing a charge. Employment lawyer here http://www.lawyers.com/labor
-and-employment/new-york/find-law-firms-by-city/ I hope you will pursue this through the courts.I am so sorry you were treated this way.You may sue the employer and seek recovery for all your losses and reinstatement.