Last month, I started working at a fast food restaurant. It is just a summer job for me to get some money before I go to college, but I am an extremely devoted employee (working 50+ hours per week).
One of my coworkers, who is rather tenured and much older than me, absolutely despises me. We will call her Jane.
Two weeks ago, my employer let go of an employee. We will call him John. My coworkers perceive that he was autistic (obviously, he was not fired for his suspected disability, rather for unrelated reasons).
On one of my first few days working with Jane, she asked me, "Are you autistic or something? If you are, I can't put up with that. We just fired an autistic kid." She has no right to ask such a question in such a derogatory way. As I was new to the job, I bit my tongue.
Today, I was working with her, and she unambiguously stated that she was trying to get me fired. She explained, "you are the spitting image of [John]. There is no reason for people like you to be the way you are." In the context of that statement, she made it clear that she was referring to autistic people in general.
At this point, I can no longer bite my tongue. Tomorrow, I plan to confront my employer about the prejudice that I am facing in the workplace.
As I have stated, I am a devoted employee, so it is important to me that I maintain a positive relationship with my employer and coworkers.
Is it wrong of me to ask my employer to punish, terminate, and/or transfer (to another restaurant) Jane for her unethical behavior?
How can I go about this without damaging my relationship with my employer and coworkers?