Walgreens Complaint - Wrongful Termination
KINGSBURG, CALIFORNIA -- I am a former employee of Walgreens. I got terminated recently because of false accusations brought on by an assistant manager. I was accused of giving a family member an employee discount when in fact it never happened. Anyone who works or has worked for Walgreens knows that some employees are given pm's, monies or incentives for selling Walgreens named products. I actually did ring up family member because I was actually pushing some products which paid a pm. I had another employee witness the transaction. I did not want to be accused of giving a discount. Anyway a month later loss prevention came in and decided to terminate me on the word of the assistant manager. There was no investigation, no proof. I lost my livelihood, my 401k, and other investments after working for this company for 3 yrs. I understand store policy does not allow for employees ringing up family but because we are expected to reach a certain quota per day on pm's I rang the family member with a witness. If we do not meet quota we are questioned as to why are our pm's so low and why are sales so low. I was just trying to meet my quota. By the way the assistant manager and loss prevention could not come up with an exact date but proceeded to charge me for the unproven discount anyway. I called corporate and told them I could prove I did not give the discount but of course they only believed what loss prevention told them.
Meanwhile I am out of a job and have face the fact that I was accused of theft. That company treats their employees so unfairly. They cut some employees hrs. back so much that employees are forced to quit. They go on to preach how we are all a family, well I would not want backstabbing family like that. They would rather see their employees suffer financially than to admit that they are hurting financially just like other companies out there.
If there are other Walgreens employees out there who are falsely accused of something as a means to terminate them let me know.
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