My leave was due to mental health issues caused mostly by stress from my previous workplace. When I came back to work (Lets say left in January, came back in April). The HR rep said I would have the company's full support upon my return. I asked for 4 days instead of the normal 5. Once I got into the swing of things I asked that my hours be bumped up. Under the position I held (shift manager) it was a guaranteed 35-40 hours weekly. I was the only manager NOT getting that. I had multiple issues with unfair and harsh working conditions which I reported to the DM, but it was brushed under the rug. Hours stayed sporadic. The incident leading to them firing me came when money from the deposit was not found. They contacted me 5 days from the said date and said money was missing. Cameras showednothing! He told me worst case I would be suspended. If I was suspected of stealing why would I be allowed to continue to work for all of those days? His replies were nasty and condescending. I was sent home. An hour later he called and said find the $$ or turn in your uniforms. I did the later. Prior to this situation my hours were cut between 20-28 hours weekly. I was said to had not qualified because of hours worked last year. Every manager in the store was granted the 40+ and the health benefits. They even brought in a NEW manager from a different store and gave him benefits and hours. I was previously told they had maxed out on how many managers they were going to give the hours to.I was contacted by the store manager saying he had not given my all of my pay. He then said "I know you did not take the money". How does he know, unless he knows the exact circumstances involving the $$? I was wrongfully terminated. I was being pushed out every since I returned from medical leave.
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