I have a few questions... Hopefully I can get some help, I used to work for this place for 14 months, was offered the chance to be asst mgr, and even got a raise the day I was so called fired. Let me explain:
On Dec 4th I was told by my boss I was getting a .25 raise, even though it was her and I talking, another co-worker was passing by and heard raise, and when the boss left he asked me if I was getting a raised, I confirmed it as he and I are friends, and left it alone, apparently he told the other co workers and they were upset cause they didn't get a raise and the mgr called the owner and he in turned called me a was cursing at me for telling others of my raise and hung up on me... At the end of my shift the wife came in and started going off on me, and I was already upset from her husband talking to me the way he did I told her I didn't want to hear it cause I had heard it from her husband, and I had to leave cause my ride was outside waiting... She said she didn't care and for me to stop and listen to her, I turned around and listened to her which she then starting saying F**k and etc, then she walked away so I walked away, I asked one of the mgr's if I could leave and she gave me the run around I was sent to 3 mgr's on duty and none of them would answer me, so I said forget this I'm done, I have to go my ride is waiting for me, and I left... The next day my friend texted me and told me that I was taken off the scheduled. I called in and asked what happen and if I had to come in since I was told I was taken off the schedule the mgr said yes your shifts were replaced, I asked him why, he said cause it was assumed I had quit mind you I never said I quit or anything. Then I told him I didn't quit I was coming back to work, he said oh well your shifts are covered so your no longer needed. So I filed for unemployment a few days later. Well after two months of waiting I was approved and was given a lump sum then the next week I found a job, now I was sent a letter that my boss is appealing the decision and now I have a hearing on Friday April 8th. And the boss got statements from employees saying that they didn't hear any cursing from her, and that I left cursing at them, saying I'm done and I quit which I didn't do the girl who wrote that statement as she was the only one everyone else said they didn't hear anything her and I don't get along never have, and now she was promoted to asst mgr. Everyone is scared of writing a statement on my behalf for fear of losing their job. They claim they wrote me up but the two write up don't have my signature and I was never made aware of them. Also if I was such a bad employee why did I get a raise? So now I don't know what to do, I cant afford a lawyer and even though I don't need it anymore I cant afford to pay back the $1300 I gotten so far. Anyone has any advice on what I should do, I called one lawyer for free consult and he said I didn't have to pay back what I got cause I won it the first time, but another lawyer said I might have too so Im so confused.