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I am so sorry to read about the way you were treated.
Were you the only African American working there?
As you may be aware, if you are an employee at will, an employee without an employment contract, your employer can terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all so long as the termination has nothing to do with your race, gender, age, religion, or other prohibited grounds. So, unless you can prove that you were terminated because you are an African American female, you would not have a case for wrongful termination. If you do have a case for discrimination, you can file complaint with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Regardless of the reason for your termination, your employer should have given you notice regarding your COBRA rights--rights for continuation of health insurance coverage for you and your family members. For more information on your COBRA rights, click on the links below:
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Thank you very much for the information.
I do understand your frustrations. However, so long as the termination is not based on your race or other prohibited ground, they can do that even if it is unfair and unreasonable for them not to give you two week's notice as you would have been expected to give them if you were the one leaving.
I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.