Firing to protect employee from racial animus of coworkers

There are federal and state statutes prohibiting employment discrimination, including based upon race, or national origin, and firing an employee to protect him from the racial hatred of coworkers could result in a valid claim under those statutes but perhaps not under New Hampshire’s non-statutory wrongful discharge law as noted in the July 18 New Hampshire federal trial court decision of Pedro M. Florez Duran v. Environmental Soil Management, Inc.

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