Many store chains are changing their coupon rules as a result of the Discovery Channel TV show 'Extreme Couponing'. You did not describe anything that appears to be retaliation against your father and without a complete review of his employment history it would be too speculative to opine otherwise. Recommend your father seek out an employment attorney in his local area.
I am licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, answering your query and my answer do not create an attorney-client relationship and I am not providing you legal advice. You should speak with an attorney to whom you have provided all the facts, before you take steps that may impact your legal rights--or rights to recovery of damages. I wish you the best of luck with your situation.
Agreed. There is nothing in here describing any adverse treatment of Pop as a result of your legal actions. Stores usually reserve the right to limit quantities, so I am not sure you are being singled out just because you cannot get more free stuff.
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And now your answer from a Pennsylvania employment lawyer.
First of all, your father does not have a Whistleblower claim under PA law. The PA Whistleblower Act only applies to employees of essentially PUBLIC employers (or private employers engaged in government contracts) who report conduct which wastes taxpayers' money. This is most assuredly NOT such a case.
Secondly, I'm quite certain that employees are clearly instructed that they are not permitted to allow family members to use their discounts, or at least use them outside specific limitations. I have personally handled several cases of discharged employees from other chains who enabled their family members to utilize coupons excessively.
Thirdly, why on EARTH would you want to put your father in this position?
Neither you nor your father have any claim cognizable under PA law. It's not a legal matter at all; I would suggest you exercise a little better judgment next time.