I am white and married a black girl and we had a baby together. And mind that we live in a pretty racist city. I couldn't take time off after my daughter was born (I went back to work a day after she was born) and at first people were fine, at least I thought. Everyone knows it's hard to raise a newborn and so I've often been late to work (No longer than 30 minutes late) and have had to take extended lunch breaks to take her to her appointments, since my wife doesn't have her DL yet. Lately I've been threatened to be fired for putting my daughter first and helping take care of her, which is what my boss told me to do at first. One of my friends, who's black, told me something about if they fire me I can use race as a factor since they want to fire me for taking care of my daughter who's mixed. Is that true?
You must show that you are being discriminated against because your daughter is mixed race which you likely cannot do since they are just requiring you to be at work.
I am not a discrimination lawyer. That said, for an employment discrimination case you have to be able to show that your employer took adverse action against you because of race. In your case, the obvious response of your employer to a discrimination accusation is that the adverse action is for failure to meet job requirements (i.e. show up on time, return to work promptly at the end of break).
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