Q: If I tried to complain to boss about harassment in the work place more than one time and was fired. Can I sue ?
I complained to my boss about harassment and people keeping from doing my job in correct and timely manner. also sexual assault happening in the work place. He set up a date for me to walk in that was March 25 at 8:30am and as soon as I walked in he already found a different way of firing me and that was saying arguing in front of customers and putting things in my mouth I never said . Instead of asking about the complaint I told him about
A: You may have a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but this will depend on what you told your boss in your complaint. Your complaint must be "protected" under the law, meaning your complaint of harassment must be based on your race, sex, age, disability, and/or religion. Other complaints of general workplace bullying or unfair treatment are not considered "protected" under the law.
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