I agree, while not politically correct and definitely not the best choice of words... This is how it went down
I was working in Memphis TN, communicating with a coworker on the cell phone. I needed him to relocate an air compressor to a different location and this is what was said. "Jesse, I need you to move the air compressor on k- line to n-line." And he replied "take the compressor to m-line?" And I said " no, take it to n-line as in negro." This was when I discovered I was on speaker phone when another coworker, who is black replied " you better watch yourself!" ( his name is Richard for the record)
At any rate, I was fired the next day for this reason, is that legal?
Was this a Mississippi company or a Tennessee company. If Mississippi you can be fired for any reason other than being a member of a federally protected class.
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