Question by Crystal W: Sue my employer. Do i have a case?
well, i worked for dollar general and my two managers manager and assistant that trained me told me to markdown items that are considered damaged that the customer still wishes to purchase at a 50% off discount.. these discounts were also to be given to employees. i did.
over 6 months i too took advantage of the mardowns buying about $ 25 worth of merchandise $ 50 retail but $ 25 with the 50% off markdown that we gave.
nothing was said that it was against policy. those were my instructions from two different managers
then we got our new manager and he called a mandatory meeting about markdowns and said it was stealing.. we were all surprised. So, after that, i didnt recieve any more markdowns nor give them
oct 12 after 6 months of employment, two weeks after i showed them my proof of pregnancy, i was fired for theft “unauthorized markdowns” of $ 25 worth of merchandise
okay, i go to apply for cvs and a $ 50 theft is on my background
they did not take me to court so i dont see how this is on my background
its ruining my job opportunities
ALSO. the manager is now a district mgr. and the asst manager is now a store manager. they didnt get fired.
and they also recieved markdowns as well as taught us to give them
im supposed to owe a law firm in orlando $ 500 for my $ 25 “theft”
A MONTH LATER AT 3.5 MONTHS I HAD A MISCARRIAGE. Probable cause: Stress.
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