He wouldn’t fire his Jewish co-worker, and then he got the ax himself.
Thomas Greco, a 51-year-old father of five from Mickleton, NJ, claims he got his walking papers after refusing to fire a man his boss described as a “no-good New York City Jew.”
Greco said he had just started working as a superintendent at the US Custom House downtown in May 2011 when the man who hired him laid out a job requirement.
His boss, Howard Anastasi, a director of human resources at Alaska-based Brooks Range Contract Services, invited him to lunch.
“He says: ‘You got a guy working for you — Chuck Brenner — he’s a no-good New York City Jew,’ ” Greco said. “ ‘You know what that means: He’s no good. You gotta get rid of him.’ ”
In May 2012, Greco slipped down a flight of steps and took a leave of absence.
Two months later, Anastasi called to tell him he was fired. “I said, ‘Why are you firing me?’ He said, ‘I told you to take care of something, and you didn’t,’ ” Greco said.
Greco filed a complaint with the city Human Rights Commission and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in September.
Anastasi refused to comment.