I'm an employer who has had a lot of difficulty with a female Hispanic worker. Is it true that I can't fire her without breaking the law?
Discrimination law is concerned with the motivation behind an action. A termination under the Human Rights Law is unlawful if it is executed because of an employees race, color, creed, or other characteristic protected under the law.
(See: http://www.nysdhr.com).Your business should have written guidelines regarding termination which should be applied consistently with all employees. If they are inconsistent, it could be perceived that your actions were prompted by a discriminatory motive. For additional information on employment discrimination, contact The New York State Division of Human Rights.
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