I(the only black female manager) was cursed out by an male employee and I told his manager and he did nothing and minutes later was threatened to be slapped and cursed out once again. I confronted the employee and was terminated,was this a fair termination?
State/Country relating to question: Illinois
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Thank you for contacting our JA team for guidance. If you otherwise had a good record with the company, you may be experiencing race or gender discrimination. For this, you would want to file a complaint with the EEOC. They can also provide attorney referrals for you to guide you through the process. Look for ones that offer free or low cost consultations and take contingency fee cases.If there was no discrimination involved, it is unlikely you could sue for wrongful termination. However, it does not appear from the facts that you should denied unemployment since this is not a termination for good cause (although it sounds like they would have had good cause to terminate the other employee).In addition, if you were afraid for your safety, you file a police report against the employee for assault and may also have a civil claim for assault. Please let me know if you need additional information. Best regards XXXXX XXXXX TG ___________________________________________________________________________________ Please press the "accept" button so I may be credited and paid for my time when I have answered your question. I am available to answer follow-up questions or to clarify this answer. Positive feedback and a bonus are always appreciated. Thank you very much. NOTE: Sometimes we receive your question before we receive your additional "optional information". If my response does not appear to consider your optional information, please let me know as I was probably not able to view it when your question was first received.
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