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Ford employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

New York residents may be interested in the case of a Ford worker who has filed a lawsuit claiming that he had been wrongfully terminated. The man was terminated from his contract assignment with the car manufacturer through Rapid Global Business Solutions after posting what was deemed to be a discriminatory comment on the company's intranet site. He wrote that homosexuality leads to death and that homosexual conduct was immoral. The lawsuit claims that his right to religious freedom was violated when he was terminated.

Furthermore, the suit claims that he was the victim of retaliation that is illegal under federal civil rights laws and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Under the act, an employer cannot fire or discriminate against an employee based on religious views. However, state law does not protect workers who may be terminated due to sexual orientation or gender expression despite efforts to change the law.

Although the man originally filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency declined to pursue the matter. In testimony provided to the EEOC, a representative of Rapid Global Business Solutions said that the tone of the comment was discriminatory even if the comment itself was an expression of religious beliefs. In a statement, Ford said that the matter was ultimately between the individual and the man's true employer.

Employees who suffer from workplace discrimination may wish to file a claim against their employer. They may be able to receive compensation for lost wages and benefits if they are wrongfully terminated or demoted as a matter of retaliation. An employee may wish to talk to an employment law attorney in order to determine the procedures that are required by the applicable agency.

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