I agree with the others. An employer can not fire you for having a physical or mental disability. Did they give you a letter confirmig that you're being "let go"? Does it say anything about
your condition in this letter? Did you ever have anything in writing with HR stating that you have a problem? Were you ever reprimanded? Did you disclose the condition in an email or word of mouth? If it was an email, make sure you save a copy. Definitely speak to a lawyer. You may not be able to get the ball rolling on an wrongful termination suit until after you have left but don't leave prematurely because that would hurt your case. Try not to be down on yourself for
opening up to someone, you had no idea this would come of it and the way you are being treated is completely unethical. You're not a bad person because you have challenges.
If you are "let go" you can collect employment so long as you have been employed for over 6 months. Keep your chin up, maybe this is for the best, it sounds like this may be the opportunity you need to make some changes in your life.
I don't expect you to answer all my questions but these are the questions a lawyer will ask. They will ask you to remember dates. Make a timeline of occurances if you can, the date you
opened up, the dates you felt discriminated againt, exact comments that have been made and the date you were told your position wasn't secure. I have been through this, that's why I know.
I hope this turns into a positive & you go out and find a career you love.
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