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feeling singled out I was confronted at 2 different times on the job where I was picked out of a group of people engaging in the same things I was. The first time I was yelled at in front of peers and embarassed I believe intentionally, and my job was threatened nothing was said at all to the others. The second time was a coworker and I were singing and the alleged harasser burst out of his office and called just me in. For the first time he said he was offended by the lyrics I appologized and said it wouldnt happen again. It was not enough 3 day suspension without pay maybe job loss
Asked on June 4, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
Unless you were singled out because of some unlawful reason for discrimination, such as race, religion or gender, among others, there isn't much that can be done about this, from what you've said here.
Sometimes, seemingly small facts make a big difference. Reliable advice depends on all the facts, and if you need to pursue this, you need a lawyer. One place to look for a qualified attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com
Most Americans in the private sector are "at will" employees, who can be fired at any time, for no reason at all, and that allows employers to impose suspensions, as well, without legally needing a justification. There are limited exceptions, mostly for illegal reasons to fire or suspend, such as race.
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