I live in Florida.
I am 19 years old and have worked at this info marketing/sales company since 1/13/09, i started out in sales and was promoted twice where i settled into the administration position(reception/assistant). In June my longtime boss quit and i received a new boss who consequently, fired almost everyone but myself to start "fresh." Around the same timeframe i became very, very ill and had to be hospitalized from 7/13 to 7/17, my boss called while i was hospitalized to assure me that my job was safe and that he was eager for me to get well and come back to work. I returned back to work on 7/20/09 and worked my regular shift from 10 AM to 9 PM (yes this was everyday.) Tuesday the 21st i informed my boss and the accountant downstairs that i would have to have a surgery Aug 3rd and would be out for 2 weeks thereafter. A couple hours later my boss pulled me into his office and told me that "my position had been eliminated and that the company was parting ways with me." The next day i signed up for unemployment. Today i called the outsourcing company that handled the payroll & health insurance for my company ( i got my health insurance through my employer ) and they informed me that they had been told that i "voluntarily" left my position and that my premium was going to be $300 instead of the $86 it would have been to keep my insurance valid through the date i have to have my surgery. I called to speak with the accountant who told me he would not change it because my boss had told him that i turned down an offer for a different position, which he never offered me & i would have to speak with him. My boss would not speak with me nor return my phone calls, so i turned to HIS boss, who also would not speak with me or return my phone calls. Now i believe i won't get unemployment as well!
I feel so wronged by this company i was loyal & worked hard for!
They fired me knowing how sick i was and that i would need my insurance for my surgery. If that wasnn't enough now they are trying to wrong me at every turn! I just do not know what to do, please let me know if i have a case here! Discrimination against me because of my medical problems? I have never been written up at this job for any reason or ever had any disciplinary problems! If this helps i also never signed anything when i was "terminated"!