Re: Is this wrongful termination?
Would this warrant a lawsuit? What would happen?
The bagger would most likely lose.
Unless the bagger has a written contract with the employer (very unlikely) or is a member of a union (somewhat less likely), he is an at-will employee. What that means, in practice, is that the employer can fire him for any reason or for no reason at all. Some states make exceptions in cases where the employer fires an at-will employee for "bad" reasons (like racial discrimination), but that doesn't appear to be the case here.