I'm a cashier at Express Lane, I'm considered part time but I have worked over 40 hours a week for a little over a year. I have never been given a warning for anything or been in trouble in any way. On March 7, 2017, upon arriving to work I was suspended indefinitely pending further investigation for excessive line voids by my manager and was told that the district manager made her do it and if I had any questions to contact him. He told me that I would here something by the end of the week and that was 2 weeks ago today and still nothing. It is company policy that you are given a warning before being suspended and I have never been given one for this or anything else. It is also company policy that you are given 3 write ups for the same thing before being terminated. The company uses indefinite suspensions as a way of terminating employees without actually terminating them. They suspend employees indefinitely and than just give them the run around and blow them off until they have no choice but to give up and file for unemployment or move on and find another job. I have seen this happen to at least 4 other employees in the last 6 months. Is this legal? Is there something I can do?
From your narrative, it sounds as if you have been constructively terminated. File for unemployment benefits. If you believe that you were targeted for a protected reason such as because of your race, age, sex, disability, etc., contact an employment attorney in order to discuss your options further.
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