Just the other day when I went to work, I was told that I was being terminated. I worked for one of the Retail Pharmacy Chains if that matters any.
I was informed that 6 months ago supposedly I called a customer a "******". I did no such thing and I was never informed of this matter. Furthermore they said that they were taken to court and that I would be assessed $2300+ in thier court costs and fees.
It is an unwritten policy in this company that if you do not sign off on their terms you will not recieve your final pay check for an extended period of time. I have a friend and my fionce both quit and were told that to recieve their final checks they needed to come to the store and sign their terminations.
My fionce has been waiting between 5 and 6 months and my friend has been waiting for 3 to 4 months for their checks that still have not come. I have a child and I was the sole source of income for our family. After signing they told me I would have to wait 30 days and could no longer return to the store.
I feel that I was coerced into signing as I was told that sign or not I was terminated and I have fears in regard to being unable to procure my childs needs with insufficient funds. Now it seems that maybe I should not have signed because after signing I was notified that I could not come to pick up my check the very next day and now have to wait to see if they send it 30 days.
As I said before as of my termination, that was my first notice this matter occured. I was not informed 6 months ago, there was no statement taken from myself and the only other employee in the store that day was too far from the register to have heard anything. The only thing they could you to establish anything was camera footage and the cameras within the facitlity are silent witnesses.
From my perspective the camera footage show the customer yell at me and then myself walk away. It doesn't show me call the person a name, there is no recording. If I recall the situation as it occured in my head the customer was trying to make a return without reciept and I turned them away and got yelled at.
Another issue I have with the situation is that I was told that I was to be placed on the companies black list for the next 7 years. As per work this may prevent me from future employment as they said it would be reported to any and all inquiries and this is a job that I have had since high school...
Is there anyway I can counter this? Is there anything I can do?