My son has been in the grocery chain for 26 years, he was 1st with Farmer Jacks and after they folded he jas been with Krogers since 2007, in the last few months he has been harassed by the store manager to the point he stepped down from his night crew leader position to a clerk and thought that would stop the harassment but it didn't he was written up 3 times in the last few months but the major incident that has him on suspension happened over the labor
day weekend, he not in charge at this point and he works mid-nights the bosses left the store and didn't leave the key to open the back door so the trucks could come in with their merchandise, none of the managers phone numbers were visible so he panicked and went home, he lives about 15 minutes away to get the main manager's phone number, when he called her at 2 am she didn't respond stating it was too late, I thought a manager of a night crew should be 24/7 but he didn't punch out so he is suspended presently pending termination
because his union rep told him to contact 211/the food bank and to file for unemployment
and they haven't even had the meeting yet, is this something that a labor law attorney could support him on, I am at work but my email address her is***@******.*** or my personal email is Norma_mailey @att.net
JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?
Customer: My son tried to follow proper protocol by speaking with the store union rep and he told him he was leaving town and for him to contact the United Way Food Bank and file for Unemployment, then my son called the union rep's voice and he told him the same thing, I thought the union reps wee suppose to represent the employees, so I don't think anything was formally filed, the union rep's boss said they were aware of the grievance but if there is no paper work involved, how can there be a filed grievance. Should be contact HR?
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will
," union, full time or part time?
Customer: I am not sure, I will have to check with my son because I know if there is an at will agreement a person can be fired without explanation and that is what it seems like is happening.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?