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Hearsay is a court room concept. It's really not applicable to an employer, so they are free to consider any evidence that you receive concerning your workplace. Additionally, this would not even be hearsay if offered in court. They are making statements about how they felt, which is their own personal testimony. Even if they were repeating statements that you made, it would still not be hearsay, because a common except to that is statements made by a party/opponent in a suit and if they fire you, they are on the opposite side of a potential suit from you...making you the party opponent. So, no matter how you consider this issue, hearsay is not applicable for you here.
Now, while I don't see the comments that you made as particularly bad (or even bad at all), the employer can consider any of them for a basis of termination
, except the second one. I would argue that writing you up for stating your faith (or making a statement of faith) is a form of religious discrimination
. I think you should contact the EEOC
to have them investigate that situation.
The other two comments can be considered for termination if you don't have an employment contract
stating that you can only be terminated for cause...and limiting cause by definition somewhere in the contract.