I got hired 11 months ago which I thought I would re establish my career and have an opportunity to advance. I've been in a medical administrative field for almost 10 plus years. I've had a couple of gaps during the time, had a child, stayed home, took care of two other children.
Anyway, I landed this job. The Manager I thought was really nice. She treated me with respect and praised me with my job duties. I knew what I was doing, she appreciated me. She even sent me a card that I was a great Asset to the Company! Months came, one girl quit, we gained another account. I was basically handling accounts that was impossible. I was only working 32 hours a week. I was expected to do my job and completed them within a week. In addition of a new account. I asked to see if I could work full time but I wasn't given that opportunity. to make the long story short, I was pulled in her office on 9/11/08 and told me that I need to write a resignation letter. It would be better for the future employers to see that. Well, I've been in to a couple of job interviews and used her as my previous employer. Well, I either get no phone call or left a message that they can't hire me. I'm assuming that she's bad mouthing me. I can't believe that!!! Well any way, I've filed for unemployment. I'm hoping to have that because...I need money coming in. I'm scared and worried, especially I have children that I need to take care of... I'm looking for other jobs, my mother in law told me that I should take out my previous employer. If I was asked why I haven't worked. I can say I was babysitting or trying to complete my school.
I had co workers that were my friends, but now, I don't know if they are. I felt humiliated and belittled. Can that be discriminated?