Yeah, I'm looking for a lawyer. A friend of mine works for a few so I'm hoping to meet up with her soon.
Have you contacted the EEOC? I'd look into the Policies of the company/store, etc. If she hit you, then ask your lawyer about possibly charging her with assault (though it would look fishy after this amount of time). You said you told the boss: Did you tell him as a "friend" or in an official way?
I have a few years on you and I've seen quite a few bogus terminations, usually done to males - women are easier to sympathise with and if there's a complaint, most corporations will side with the woman. I wouldn't wait for a "friend" to come through with a lawyer but contact the Bar Association for your state and ask for a lawyer who may take this sort of case pro bono
Here's a link to help you but you're
the only one who will be able to reverse this injustice and that means that you have to be aggressive.http://www.probono.net/
Also think about what you want - your job back or loss of wages and punitive damages. Both have their pros and cons - if you go back to work at the place, you may be working in a hostile atmosphere. If you win a judgement then you can kiss that place goodby as far as a reference.
It's Friday but you really need to start making your plans over the weekend. Write everything down as it happened in a timeline and try to remember exact
words that were used in all conversations.
Ralph "been there, done that, lawyered up and won" Snart