Sunday, July 13, 2014

Employee Wrongfully Accused and Treated Like Criminal

I worked at Wal-Mart for 13 years. This past June I was 
terminated. Early June I was called into the manager's 
office and informed that there would be a red book 
investigation. Human resources was to be doing this 
investigation. Two other associates claimed that I was using 
profanity. The word that they said I used is a word that I 
don't use. I don't even like others to use that word around me. 
This investigation lasted at least two weeks. On June 12 I went 
to the store manager and told him that I might need to leave 
work early on June 14. My aunt had passed away and I needed 
to be at the funeral hom with my family. On the morning of 
June 13 I went to this same manager and asked him if I was 
getting fired. Several people had come to me to tell me that 
the personel manager had been telling people that I was 
getting fired. He assured me that I was going to be terminated. 
I finished my shift that day. As I was on my way to the time 
clock to punch out for the day, I was paged to the personal 
office. This same manager then informed me that I was 
being terminated. For an investigation done by HR, it is 
funny that HR never bothered to visit the store to speak 
with me. He informed me that I was to leave the store 
without speaking to anyone so he had me escorted out like 
a common criminal. I am not rehireable at Wal-Mart, and 
I am currently unable to find a job. I believe that Wal-Mart 
is one main reason that no one will hire me. That store 
manager has since been released from Wal-Mart as well. 
I emailed home office asking for an explanation, and they 
obviously did not feel the need to respond.