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Johnson City, TN |

Recently I was terminated from my job. I worked for a factory that requires a person to wear OSHA regulated ear plugs. The supervisor fired me within 2 minutes of me clocking in and i was in the breakroom when i was terminated. I filed unemployment benefits and won my case. I was one of only Two black people to work in these plant.

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Why were you terminated? If your race was not a factor, you may not have a legal remedy. But consult an employment law attorney in TN ASAP.

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Your employer may not fire you based on race. Whether and under what circumstances your employer can terminate you for non-protected reasons requires more information. Did you have an employment contract? Did your employer have a legitimate reason for firing you? When did all this happen? Do not let time pass before consulting with a lawyer if you believe there was a race-based termination.

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