I am sorry to read about your difficulties.
If you signed employment agreement with the employer, you may have a case for wrongful termination if your termination did not comply with the terms of your agreement. However, if you were an employee at will, then unfortunately, your employer can terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all so long as the reason for your termination is not based on any one of the prohibited grounds such as age (40 and over), gender, race, national origin or the like. If you were let go for bringing up issues regarding pay equity, that may not rise to level of discrimination if you were not complaining about your pay per se or advocating for an employee. However, if you were, then you would have a case for retaliation and a case for wrongful termination.
If your former employer has 15/20 employees, you may file discrimination complaint against the company with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Click on the link below for the complaint process:
You can use the following sites to find local Attorneys who handle employment issues to assist you with the case:
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