I have been working for an airline company for the last five months. I worked at the cargo department, I am the only black person and the only foreigner in the department. My supervisor always talk down to me, yelling at me, embarrassing me in front of coworkers and consumers. I sent an email to one of the leaders, he forwarded it to the headquarter, they said they conducted an investigation, but has not found any wrong doing. However this supervisor was moved from Chicago to Boston because he discriminate against minorities. The same supervisor was moved from the ramp to the cargo department because minorities had enough of him. He doesn't like muslim's Faith.
I filed with MCAD last month, when he learned about it, he stopped talking to me, he tried to set me up in two occasions. I put my phone next to a printer, one of the supervisor's friend decided to manipulate it and accused me of recording people which I was not. I did not give the guy any authorization to use my phone. I have been suspended since last week, is it possible that I can be fired? In my first e-mail I spoke about Hostile work environment created by my supervisor.
If your employer suspended or terminates you because of your prior complaints of discrimination that would be illegal retaliation. It is not illegal to fire someone who has filed a complaint of discrimination, but it is illegal to discipline or termination someone's employment BECAUSE they engaged in the protected activity of filing a complaint (either internally or at the MCAD). You should contact an employment attorney in your area about the possibility amending your original complaint or filing a new complaint of retaliation. You can search for an attorney in your area on Avvo or contact the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.
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As Attorney Slack said, the issue is WHY this happened. Speak with an employment attorney near you to get a better idea if you have a case. Good luck.
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I agree with attorney Slack. Even the timing of your suspension raises some concerns, because it happened soon after you reported the discrimination. You should contact an employment attorney in your state immediately.
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