I worked for a particular nursing home from Aug of 2012 until I left on May 30 2013. I was hired as the assistant director of nursing. I believe that I was bullied by the director of nursing and harassed. On May 30, I went in(on my day off) for an early morning meeting that was mandatory. I brought a tape recorder, thinking that I would tape the meeting, but never did. A lot led up to this, and I was not physically up to par. However, on that day, the director of nursing got all upset, accusing me of wanting to tape all she says, and "she wasn't going to tiptoe around me all the time". She and the administrator talked and then called me into the office. This was not the first time that the 2 of them lambasted me about something and accused me of wrongdoing. The administrator passed a paper across the desk and said, "this is what I wrote." Neither of them said we are terminating you because.... I was so distraught and feeling bad, that I hardly read the write up, and that is what I wanted to see in my file. Anyway, I wanted to resign instead of being terminated because I could only think of my reputation at the time.
Later that day and over the following days as I thought about things, I wished I had handled it differently, as I didn't do anything wrong.
The last thing the administrator said to me was, "Why did you do this? I thought we were friends." and I don't know what I did.
I have felt defeated and shot down for several months now. I would like to know if I have any recourse? I tried to talk to a lawyer here and the only answer I got was "You should have let them fire you", but I wasn't thinking clearly at the time.
Do you feel that I have any recourse in this matter? I can't seem to put it to rest. I just need an opinion as to what to do next.
Again, there is a lot more to it, and I have a lot documented.