Employer told me I was suspended for a week without pay then changed her mind and fired me.
(Tennessee Unemployment Benefits - Fired for Misconduct)
My employer did this over text. First she said she was putting me off for a week without pay due to my scratching lottery tickets. On my denial letter it states that I was warned once for that.
She never wrote me up and I never signed anything, Then she texted me and said she was going to let me go.
She will not talk to me, and i was denied unemployment i still have her text messages saved in my phone. I am appealing.
Good for you. Appeal, appeal appeal.
At least I'd appeal if the employer didn't have a rule about scratching or buying lottery tickets and I had no idea that doing so would be something to put my job in jeopardy. Of course, I would not personally scratch lottery tickets on my employer's time .. I'd wait for a break.
Written warnings are for letting people know they have broken a reasonable rule and that further occurrences of breaking said rule could result in termination of employment.
Hard copies of text messages are definitely something I would call legitimate documentation.
Seems to me, even employers could use some training to avoid "stupid texting".