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I am a teacher in Phila. and I just received a termination letter. My union seems to be doing very little. I have an ongoing complaint filed with the HRC/EEOC for discrimination over the past 2 years for a medical disability caused by an accident. I have already won the right to sue the school district within the past year. I am caught between a rock and a hard place in that I can't afford an attorney to file a wrongful termination suit. I make a good wage, almost 3 figures, as I'm a veteran teacher, but I have just about depleated my savings since my accident. The disciplinary action has all suddenly happened in the past year or so, with good employment history and excellent teaching scores and reviews. I believe extreme retaliation and discrimination exists. Also, I'm about to loose my home if I'm fired and can't pay my mortgage. Am I entitled to unemployment? Are there free attorneys to help in a case like mine? I'm quite sure if I found someone to hear my story that would be willing to take my case on a contingency basis, they would surely see the merits based on many letters written by class parents in my support, as well as, witness statements. Thank you.