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Please let me know what type of threat it was. Does the employer have at least 15 employees? How long ago did this occur?
Well, when he made the statement that you could kiss his white a**, it indicates that you might be of a different race. You are female and he is male, so he may be creating a hostile work environment based on gender discrimination. If he is significantly younger than you are (and you are 40+), it could be age discrimination.
If this is the case, I would file a complaint with the EEOC for race discrimination since the employer is not doing anything about it. If there any further threats or you are retaliated against for filing the complaint, it only makes your case stronger.
The EEOC can also provide referrals to employment law attorneys in your area. Look for one that offers a free consultation and takes contingency fee cases.
The default rule is employment at will, meaning you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all that is not discriminatory or retaliatory.
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