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from new york, new york

I filed a complaint about harassament by two of my co-workers about two months ago. Although I am not gay, I am frequently perceived to be so and frequently harassed because of others' perceptions of me. I went through a formal complaint procedure and have had no problems on the job since that time. At the time of the review, my supervisor stated that my job performance was very good. Recently a number of co-workers, including my supervisor, have been dropping hints that I might not have a job for much longer. (for instance, I needed to get a security pass because of new locks on our floor. My supervisor commented that I should ask for a "temporary pass." Another co-worked, who attends weekly departmental meetings which I am not permitted to attend, commented recently that because of a large project being post-poned until July "Well, then, you may have a job for another month.") My job performance has not altered. There has been no noticeable slow-down in our industry which would justify a lay-off. In fact, another co-worker recently asked if I knew anyone who was looking for a job, as "we are always needing people." I have not been fired yet, but given all the hints, I expect it any day and can think of no reason for my termination other than the harassment complaint which I filed. What questions should I ask my employer when the "termination" discussion takes place? Am I allowed to know why I am being fired? Or if they plan to hire someone to replace me? Do I have an legal recourse in this situation?

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