if you were terminated because you used profanity about another employee to the Manager on the sales floor and another employee yelled at the Manager in his face when asked to go home after being late but still works there. Do I have a case

Hello

If i was fired for using profanity about another employee to the manager on the
sales floor, while another employee has had several encounters with Managers.
Biggest one was when he got in the managers fac3vwhen told to go home after
being late but is still employed. Do I have a case?

Asked on December 6, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that not all workers need be treated the same or even failrly. That is unless such differing treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination. This means that you could have been terminated for behavior committtted by another co-worker who did not lose their job so long as your treatment was not due to your race, religion, age (over 40), disability, nationality or gender. Further, such treatment must not have violated the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that not all workers need be treated the same or even failrly. That is unless such differing treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination. This means that you could have been terminated for behavior committtted by another co-worker who did not lose their job so long as your treatment was not due to your race, religion, age (over 40), disability, nationality or gender. Further, such treatment must not have violated the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract.


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