On 7/30/13 I reported to my owners of major insubordination and sexual relations between a fellow coworker and the Store Manager at my store. I have been with the company for exactly 3yrs and 1 month and the 2 I reported both have been there since May of this year. The store manager and myself never got along pretty much because he takes favorites and obviously has a sexual relationship with one the other supervisors in which I was friends with before their status in the work environment had changed. To make a long story short on 7/30 I contacted my owners to report them of what was going within their store when they are not around they contacted me back on 7/31 to thank me for the heads up etc. At this time there was a meeting scheduled for 7/31 at 5pm in which I told all my superiors in advance that would not be attending because of financial issues and I dont drive, they all gave me their approval that is was more that okay if I couldn't make it. Around 6:45pm that evening I went in to grab my tips so I had some means to get back and forth to work for my following shifts in which my store manager was making inappropriate comments to me as I was still present he left on his phone out the back door. I left as well right after I got my tips out the front door.(Keep in mind the stores security cameras were recording the whole time) On 8/1/13 I showed up for my shift and before I got to the store one of my coworkers told me the meeting that was on 7/31 was cancelled so I am told my store manager that he wants to talk and we step out back with the general manager and they start to inform me that because I show up to get my tips at 6:45 on my day off that they decide to let me go. They hand me a termination paper with reasons as to why I am being let go and it was documented on 7/31 and the reasons were physical assault, dishonesty, and failure to report to work and the person who issued the termination was the person I reported. Basically I want to know if there is any legal action I can take since nothing documented was at all work related or true, my general manager also assured me that it wasn't work related and is looking into the camera as we speak, However I am a little skeptical about going back there once they terminate the parties involved since all this happened in the first place and I feel it was a setup because I brought their relationship to the owners. Please let me know what legal action I can do if any all. Thanks! Sincerely- Feeling Discriminated Against
13 minutes ago - 4 days left to answer.
Every reason that was on termination paper was documented because on what took place on 7/31 when I arrived to get my tips. Since the cameras were recorded wouldn't my case be proven as a setup once I had a lawyer and they got access to the videos as well as I have phone records which can prove I spoke to all my superiors early in the day plus if it was to go to court its unlawful to lie under oath.I also want to bring to attention that the meeting wasn't mandatory, and it usually only lasts an hour, as we had one coming up on 8/5/2013 with the District Manager because of all the complaints that we received on shifts in which the two people I reported were and still are scheduled. All the employees at work know of whats going on yet everyone is afraid to speak ill of what goes on because they are fearful of losing their job...in which obviously I am walking proof that it will happen. If I can press charges I would really hope that my lawyer can have the whole staff testify about the relationship as it is against policy and I believe Massachusetts law to have sexual relations with a superior that can hire & fire. As well as the security cameras can prove of inappropriate touching in the workplace during hours of operations.
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