Recently fired.

I was recently fired after I spoke with my plant manager about the way my direct supervisor has been addressing me. I've never been repremanded for anything or have done anything that would constitute dismissal. Would this be considered retaliation?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 30, 2010 10:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Robert Kapitan
Whether your termination was illegal retaliation depends upon what you mean by "the way my direct supervisor has been addressing me." If your supervisor was addressing you in a discriminatory or harassing manner motivated by your inclusion in a protected class, then yes, it could be illegal. For instance, if the supervisor was using derogatory terms related to your age, gender, race, etc then it is retaliation and you would have a separate claim for discrimination or harassment.

But, if your supervisor simply did not like you or your job performance, then your termination would not be unlawful retaliation since Ohio is an at-will employment state.

posted by Robert Kapitan  |  Jun 30, 2010 10:43 AM [EST]

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