may i ask what kind of work you were doing? was it stressful?
if your anxiety wasnt interfering with your work and your performance, it seems unfair to fire you just like that. did you feel confident you were doing a good job?
also, it does sound overwhelming- stay with us here, we will support and encourage you.
Have you considered Unfair Dismissal? it doesnt sound like you were treated fairly- almost like you were discriminated against because of your sickness- unless you werent doing the job right, but you said you think you were doing good.
It WILL get better, start looking online for jobs, or even local newspapers etc- maybe you should discuss all this with your therapist?
One thing I do know that in the US that employers do have the right to let anyone go at anytime. But there are still some rules that they can not get by with like that of a doctors note for time off do to medical reasons or light duty from doc other then that I don't think you may have a case for unlawful firing.
I had gone though this myself when I went out on medical leave and my employer tried to say that my chemical exposure was not from work (I worked as an auto body painter) with all kinds of chemicals, after that I had to call OSHA to prove that the conditions were poor for proper ventilation and the dumb a## manager said (I know who called and he will never work here again) BINGO unlawful firing as OSHA wrote it all down, Word for word on that and my lawyer had a field day with that lol
But I'm real sorry for you losing your job, but they do have the right to let anyone go at anytime with out a doc's note
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I am Kitt. It would really help if you started your story re this job in the beginning and gave us the info chronoligically.
How long did you work there, your job duties, did you have evaluations during your orientation or probation period if there was one? Is this a company can let you go at will? Who talked to you and why did they say they were letting you go?
I am truly sorry this has happened to you but perhaps we could help you identify what happened with the above info if you would like to share with us.
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 9/14/2012 10:01:25 AM (GMT-6)