i believe I was wrongfully terminated from my job for retaliation of trying to organize a union.
There are mutiple thingsI need to discuss including hostile work enviroment due to graphic sexual comments about the female person by a co worker on my shift. harrasment from my bosss since day 1.
On August 9, 2008 approximately 21:30 I was asked to been. seen in Mr. Price’s office after I had completed dinner. I went to his office with Mr. Lee MCclinton which was called upon for a separate incident. I was present for their discussion Mr.McClinton returned downstairs.
Mr. Price question a call I responded to the morning of Aug 2 approximately 04:40 am for a domestic dispute off of Buttermilk hollow road. I asked him what he wanted to know. He asked if I could start from the beginning. I explained to him I was about to cross over Laurel onto Buttermilk road in the ambulance with Mr. McClintion when officer Carson stop us and asked me if I had any identification on. I responded no. he said the assault involved my brother. I called onto scene and started to get out of my ambulance and was placing gloves onto my hands when I was approached by Officer Steincough and his Lieutenant (unknown name). Lieutenant asked if I had another truck available to assist with transportation that he didn’t feel I should be involved due to conflict of interest. My dispatch was contacted for a EMT assist. Pt contact was made by Paramedic McClinton. I asked Mr. Price if there was a problem he proceed to say my crews were unhappy with me and not only that he couldn’t understand why I didn’t do my job. I said the police requested that I didn’t he responded that I was supposed to be a professional and that I abandon my patient. Who are the police when comes to my job? Mr Price also brought up the multiple times I had left work in the past to attend to family matters. He claimed that I never deducted time from my time card or never asked to leave. That I abandon my post. That there was common dominator. There was no room for this at Rescue 8 and that I was terminated. .Mr. Price request to be a mutual agreement between us and I said I didn’t agree you just fired me. My shift was ended at 22:02/
I went to North Huntingdon PD to speak with the officer’s on the call to explained to them I was terminated from my position with Rescue 8. None of them on duty left note with dispatcher (KIM) to have one of them contact me when they can.
Next day I went to Sheetz and ran into 2 of my co worker’s. I was asked by Mrs. Doran why did I quit. I was shock and said I didn’t quit I was fired. I briefly explained what happen. One thing I requested from her was to let everyone know I didn’t quit.
Officer Carson made contact with me on a recorded line @ 18:28 from the police department. Officer Carson had permission from his Lieutenant to discuss the events leading to my termination. Refer to recorded record.
Any advice will be appreciated