Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
Most companies don't do that, as they are concerned about lawsuits. In fact, it can be painfully difficult to fire someone who actually sucks at their job, but ridiculously easy to get rid of somebody for no reason at all.
I used to work as a store manager and we owned a business. It is very hard to fire people. I actually had a case with an assistant manager that had a boyfriend that was abusive, he would come in and just sit and watch her work. If she spoke to a male customer he would break hangers and throw things. I had to call the police several times, but they wouldnt do anything unless she pressed charges, which she refused. I couldnt fire her, even when she missed shifts on a regular basis. The company was afraid of a lawsuit since she wasnt the one breaking hangers.
Last edited by mom3girls; 06-17-2013 at 03:56 PM.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
I still think this woman shouldn't have to lose her job and suffer even MORE because of the situation.
It is nice, though, that after firing her and rendering her almost unhirable, they have stated that they are going to pray for her. I'm sure that will help her pay her bills ;/. And when she is homeless it will probably make her a lot easier to stalk. Really awesome.
In my several years in the employment law dept I have seen some pretty jaw-dropping stuff. There have been many times where I actually feel bad for the employer - having to pay out what they are required to by statute. Then again, you see stuff like the female postal workers who finally won their wrongful termination suits not long ago after 30 YEARS in the courts and they got millions. It was beautiful.
In my industry we would resign and provide our two weeks notice, hand in our door key, calculator and other work property, and generally be escorted to the door, but be paid for our two weeks, even though we would not be working (as generally one was moving on to work for a competitor and there was no reason to give you continued access to the client base/proprietary info etc). I still can't imagine paying an hourly sort of employee who one was firing for poor performance. Boggles my mind.