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Hello and welcome. I'm not sure I understand the situation exactly. Can you explain specifically what happened?
Thank you for explaining.
No, this is not illegal. It sounds like you were valued as an employee and the company wanted to retain you despite their need to reorganize. This is a good thing. Even if you were not rehired, though, there still would not be a claim based on the facts you have described. This is because the general rule is that employment is at will absent an agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
I hope this clarifies things for you and allows you to move forward. I'm sure this was a very stressful and frustrating situation for you.
If I can clarify anything at all for you, please do not hesitate to ask. It is my pleasure to assist you further if necessary....