Enforcing a company policy is legal. Selectively enforcing it based on race may not be.
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They key here is that "everyone in my department has replaced tools." If that is true, why were you fired for doing this. You should file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if the company has more than 15 employees. You might have been the victim of discrimination.
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The prior answers are correct, you may have a discrimination claim. It depends on evidence showing the reason you were treated differently was because of your ethnicity. You may also have rights based on a union contract or policy manual providing for progressive discipline -- it is worth giving a call to an employment lawyer.Ask a similar question