Started with a legal issue last summer - boss has know about it all along. I'm a nurse and state is going through the motions of suspending my license for a time. Working through an agency that determines my sentance - how long the suspension, if I need anything additional like AA/NA, counseling, urinalysis, continuine ed, etc. I have been told it's a formality since I've not done a "big" crime and likely end up with a 24 hour suspension and that's it, but must go through the formal process.
Off work after Christmas due to Optic Nueuritis, back with restrictions. Boss resistant to restrictions, finally complied to let me work 6 shift then said it wasn't working and sent me back to occ health. Waited on occ health to find me a different position, then got restrictions lifted.
In the meantime my license was suspended, and I was waiting for the company to go through their process to decide my fate. My worker spoke to my boss, conveying the process to her.
Day after I gave her the note to return to work without restrictions, I was fired over the phone for lack of a license. Cannot file for leave under family leave act because they won't take it from an ex-employee and won't let me file retroactively. It's a huge multi-hospital corporation, so I know I'm not the first health care professional to have legal trouble and get their license suspended. I'm sure they work through things with others without firing them, I just don't know who. I'm pretty certain they fired me for the MS - they found out about it two weeks before I was fired. Any suggestions? I do I prove discrimination if I don't know anyone else that was suspended and not fired? HR says that info is confidential.