- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I am a long time user going anonymous for this post because of its sensitive content matter.
A little back story. My Fiance and I work for the same company at two separate locations. He just got a promotion less than six months ago and has been working at a store that works him long hours, does not give him his requested time off, and basically treats him terribly. He just got a new district manager (his bosses boss) and this new manager just started working yesterday.
After my Fiance had finished his shift the new district manager asked if he and my FI’s general manager could speak with him. They pulled him into the office of his store and told him he was suspended until further notice on suspesion of inappropriate behavior. They wouldn’t tell him the allegations, couldn’t tell him if his suspension was paid or not, and told him he couldn’t fight the charges until after an investigation.
Before I go any farther I want to tell you that there is absolutely no credit to these charges. My Fiance is not that kind of person, he is completely and utterly in love with me and would never do anything to hurt me. We were both shocked when we heard.
The district manager assured him that no one else would know what was going on. We only told my mother, and three extremely close friends who do not work with the company.
Then, I got a call from my coworker today. He said that my general manager and my assitant manager were discussing the issue in front of him. They did not say that it was something not to be repeated and didn’t care what he knew. As I stated before, I do not work at my FI’s store and there is no reason for anyone at my store to know any of this.
My coworker informed me that they said that three or four associates at FI’s store claimed that my Fiance was sending them inappropriate text messages about getting drunk, sexual things, ect. This is in no way true. My FI’s phone screen doesn’t even work so he hasn’t been able to text for almost two months and he’s only ever texted one associate and it was about dogs and when she was working.
My coworker said that the reason they were discussing it in my store is that my assistant manager, who before was going to shadow FI’s district manager, is now covering FI’s shifts at his store.
I called the phone company but I can’t get a copy of his text messages without a court order. I can’t figure out how else to clear his name since we can’t pull things up on his phone. I am also livid that after his district manager said it would be kept just between them that it began to come up at my store.
My Fiance doesn’t plan on going back to work long term. He has spent the days of his suspension looking for another job, but we can’t afford our bills without his income so if they offer him his job back he has to work until something else solid comes in. I also plan to leave the company, but not until March because I have been waiting on a promotion and that is when I told them previously I would stop waiting.
I just really need to know if we have any legal grounds to sue and if we do how should we procede? Thank you so much in advanced for your help.