What to do if I am a temp worker who was fired from my third party employer for saying that I feel like my race plays a part in how I am treated there?

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What to do if I am a temp worker who was fired from my third party employer for saying that I feel like my race plays a part in how I am treated there?

Can they fire me for that? Can I sue them?

Asked on October 8, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You may have a cause of action. Racial discrimination is illegal in employment; so is retaliating against an employee who brings a claim of racial discrimination. You could contact your state equal/civil rights agency, or else consult with an employment law attorney about bringing a suit.


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