Employee Wrongfully Accused and Treated Like Criminal
I worked at Wal-Mart for 13 years. This past June I was terminated. Early June I was called into the manager’s office and informed that there would be a red book investigation. Human resources was to be doing this investigation. Two other associates claimed that I was using profanity. The word that they said I used is a word that I don’t use.
I don’t even like others to use that word around me. This investigation lasted at least two weeks. On June 12 I went to the store manager and told him that I might need to leave work early on June 14. My aunt had passed away and I needed to be at the funeral hom with my family. On the morning of June 13 I went to this same manager and asked him if I was getting fired. Several people had come to me to tell me that the personel manager had been telling people that I was getting fired. He assured me that I was going to be terminated. I finished my shift that day. As I was on my way to the time clock to punch out for the day, I was paged to the personal office. This same manager then informed me that I was being terminated. For an investigation done by HR, it is funny that HR never bothered to visit the store to speak with me.
He informed me that I was to leave the store without speaking to anyone so he had me escorted out like a common criminal. I am not rehireable at Wal-Mart, and I am currently unable to find a job. I believe that Wal-Mart is one main reason that no one will hire me. That store manager has since been released from Wal-Mart as well. I emailed home office asking for an explanation, and they obviously did not feel the need to respond.