Q: My manager fired me for retaliation. What should I do now?
I worked in a restaurant kitchen. My manager wanted to fire me for a while because I once point out that she did not follow the rules announced on the very morning. She cut off my working time while added my working load. Then she ganged with other employee to harass me –to test my temperature frequently while I was cooking stir-fry dishes; to block me (a senior woman) using carts to carry heavy stuff. Recently, the associate who harassed me planted a wrongdoing -- let fire on without attention -- and accused me. Actually, I turned the fire off then went to wash dishes. Then the manager wrote a "correction action" against me. I requested to view store surveillance video. I saw the man did something in the area before he accused me. I told the manager what I saw in video, and I appeal the correction action to my manager’s supervisor. I waited for the response from the supervisor. Then the man planted the same last week. I was fired while waiting for appeal result. I need help.
A: Hi, more facts are needed here to fully evaluate your claim, but it doesn't appear your termination was unlawful based on what you stated here. Your termination could have been unlawful if it was based on your race, color, gender, religion, amongst other things. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation. I would also recommend filing for unemployment.
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