I am hoping that I can hear from others that have been in a similar situation - or know of anyone that has been involved in a wrongful termination case.
I am recently laid-off (2 weeks ago). I was at my company for 2 years and 2 weeks. They were fully aware of my Crohn's Disease. My Cronh's never interfered with my doing my job. I rarely, almost never, called in sick. My director went as far as to tell me that my disease was never an issue.
The beginning of March I was told that I was having surgery April 7th. I made my work aware of my surgery and the time off that I would need (roughly 2 months). There never seemed to be an issue - but really what can they say anyway….
Well 2 weeks went by and to my surprise (the day before I was leaving for vacation) they lay me off - citing 'downsizing". They laid me and another woman (who just got back from maternity leave) off.
I am wondering, does this seem like "suspect timing" or coincidence? I am thinking about seeing a lawyer before I sign the separation agreement to get my severance.
Any thoughts? Or am I wasting my time…