I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a dozen years of employment law
experience. It is a pleasure to assist you today. First off, I am sorry you are having to go through this issue. Generally speaking, an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all when they are employed at will
. That said, an employer cannot terminate a person based on their race, age, gender or disability. Based on what you have shared with me, it sounds like they terminated you specifically for a perceived disability and did not attempt to reasonably accommodate you, which is also legally required. You have the right (and should) to file a complaint with the EEOC
based on workplace discrimination
. The EEOC will investigate the matter and if they determine that you have be discriminated against, will allow you to sue in federal court for damages and attorney fees. You have 180 days to file your complaint with the EEOC from the date you were terminated. I recommend that you file your complaint as soon as possible though. You also need to file for unemployment
coverage. You are not eligible if the termination
was "for cause". That said, the cause cannot be discriminatory. Your argument should be that it was discriminatory. That will help you get some income in the interim. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please also rate my answer positively (THREE OR MORE Stars). Best wishes going forward!