I was fired for turning down a date from a customer? ?

So i worked for this store. The other day this dude came up to my register to check out. I scanned his items. He was nice cool dude. We chatted. I cashed him out but then asked for my number. I said "excuse me?"  He then asked for it again and said hed like to me out. Now im a dude and Im a straight. I did reject him politely and professionally. I said " look bro, sorry but i cant." He kept trying. I said hey man i said i wasnt interested and i called the next customer. He got upset and asked if i had issues with gay people. I said no i dont but i aint gay. I left the register and got a supervisor to take over so i can hide from him for till he left. The next day i was called in by a main manager. He filed a complaint stating i was unprofessional, and saying i was hating on gay people. He also said he felt hurt and attacked on. Is there anyway i can sue the store or this dude? I feel that was unfair. 

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  • 2 months ago
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    If it was actually for turning down the date, I think an interesting (not necessarily valid) way would be to sue for sexual harassment, on the theory that being required to choose between going on a date with someone or losing your job is illegal.

    If it was because you aren't gay, then it's simple: you'd sue for discrimination based on sexual orientation.

    In either case, you want to have a lawyer do all the communicating with them so that you don't have any opportunity to tell anyone except your lawyer that it "was unfair".  Employers have the right to be unfair, and if they find out that the reason you are suing is because they did something "unfair", then they can truthfully say that you are suing them for something that they are allowed to do.  It's very important that the reason for suing be that they did something illegal, and not that they did something merely unfair.

    But if it was for telling him that you were not gay, rather than just saying you didn't want to date him without giving a reason, then I don't know how you'd turn that into a lawsuit.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Leaving the register for an unplanned break leaves you open to dismissal for cause. If you work in a "right to work state", they can fire you w/o cause (let alone a good one). However, if you can demonstrate that you were dismissed for turning down a customer's proposition, you can successfully sue for damages. Further, your former employer can be convicted of, kidnapping, promoting prostitution and sex trafficking. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Troll alert.....

  • 2 months ago

    According to your questions, you have been fired from SEVERAL jobs you have had for several years in the last month. Each time is was for a different ABSURD reason.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Nice story but it is just that.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Poor trolling...........

  • 2 months ago

    This story does not sound real....

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Is it unfair? Yes, but what does that have to do with anything? Is there anything you can do about it? No, welcome to the real world. Sometimes you get screwed and not even kissed.

  • 2 months ago

    We are living in the world of dog eat dog.

  • 2 months ago

    You can contact the lawyer and you can tell unemployment and the lawyer that you're employer failed to prevent sexual harassment against you and in fact encouraged it let the lawyer doing the talking

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