Thank you. The main problem is that Kansas is an "at will" employment state. At-will employment means that without a contract, you have no contractual or other right to employment with the company. The company is entitled to fire you for any reason: a good reason, a poor reason, or no reason at all--as long as the company does not fire you for an illegal reason (race, gender, age, religion, etc...). But it extends beyond firing, to hiring, promotions, demotions, wage cuts and raises, disciplinary actions, and even scheduling. Unless you can show that this was done in violation of a contract, union agreement, or a clear violation of an unambiguous and binding clause against the employer, or that it was done because of some minority status (age, race, gender, religion, disability) that you have, then they do have this discretion.
So if there's just a "general dislike" of you, there's nothing that could be done. You'd have to show illegal discrimination (race, age, religion, gender, disability) that would then be able to give you a chance at some recourse. Otherwise, it's up tot hte employer whether or not to give you this support (and any recourse if it does not).
I agree that the actions of the employer were unethical, immoral, and just wrong, but they're not illegal nor actionable in a court of law.
I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the law. I hope that clears things up anyway. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable.
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