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Old 06-28-2019, 01:54 PM
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Bob needs to move back home to mommy.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Location: Kansas City North
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I don’t think “State of origin” is a protected class. Louisiana and New Jersey are still both in the U.S., last time I checked.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:18 PM
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Location: Texas
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I don't know if it's harassment or not, but he sounds like a jerk.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:23 PM
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Unfortunately I do not believe "Region/City/State of Origin" is a protected class. And even if it was, as with all protected class employment complaints you'd have to document the hell out of it in order to stand a chance at even getting this in front of a judge.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Location: S.W. Florida
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IF this scenario is real....everyone involved needs to grow a pair on their way to cultural diversity and sensitivity training.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:45 PM
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That was rich, coming from someone from Jersey.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Location: Worcester MA
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Bob sounds like the type of guy who would work best in a union shop.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:58 PM
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Bob should have found himself another job before quitting.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bobsaysgo321 View Post
Bob moved from Louisiana to New Jersey to take a job in a technology company, Otronical. (The name of the company and the names of the states have been changed to protect the identities involved.)

The workplace is organized into levels of positions like Level 1, Level 2, supervisor and beyond.

The Level 1 worker, Bob, who is the most qualified and capable of being a Level 2 employee, and very polite and respectful to a fault is finally interested in joining the group of Level 2s as a Level 2 position after two years, although he has not informed anyone of this yet. He did ask to train with a Level 2 employee, and was given that opportunity, although he did not ask why. The Level 1 worker, Bob, overhears a Level 2 employee, Jack, saying to the Supervisor, "Bob's from Louisiana" in a derogatory tone. And when in front of Bob with the Supervisor, "Do you know what you do with ants? You squash 'em." Bob is distressed and dismays, leaves the company, feeling there is no way to get ahead in such a hostile working environment. Jack is promoted to Supervisor and then to Manager and now has purchased a nice new home. Bob has suffered in employment since leaving Otranical and is now very under-unemployed.

Was this grounds for a harassment or discrimination claim?

Time for somebody to put on their big boy pants and stop being a baby. If this is the worst that ever happens to someone, they are lucky.

No, this is not grounds for discrimination.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:05 AM
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i know country of origin is a protected class; but, i doubt state of origin would be.
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