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Bank IT Worker Humiliated

My name is Gabriel, and I am from Argentina. I am working for a bank in Toronto in the IT department. Since I started working here, I've been humiliated by the team leader of the team, along with one of the resources of the team.

Problem started because of my range. I have the same range as they have, and they did not accept that from the very beginning.

Team leader shouted at me in many opportunities for no reason. She embarrassed myself in front of my colleagues, and she said things like: "Gabriel is coming from a backward country." (I am from Argentina.)
"I am looking for a new school for my daughter because the teacher is Jewish." (I am Jewish.)

After a year, I talked to the manager. Nothing has really changed. Manager left the team, then I talked to the new manager. I am not working for that team anymore, but I am sitting the whole day doing nothing.

Bank offered me to transfer myself to Luxembourg (Bank partner is in Luxembourg). If I don't accept, I'll get fired.

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Washington, US
by: Sandra

I'd contact an attorney. You may have legal recourse since they are doing it because you are not "Canadian." In the U.S. we have laws against discrimination and harassment due to race. They may have them there, too.

Call the Lawyer Referral Service
by: David

Call the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-900-565-4LRS. It costs $6. Ask the lawyer about "constructive dismissal" and "intentional infliction of mental distress". But try to get a job somewhere else first. Consider a law suit your last resort. Good luck.

[Editor's Note:] The Lawyer Referral Service is through the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Website: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/

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