purchasing my prescription meds from target pharmacy on the way to clock out for the day after my equipment had been put up? i was sick and didnt want to reenter store

by janice
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a co worker was behind me who disliked me and told management i was shopping on the clock a violation. I WAS CALLED TO OFFICE and asked did i know this was against inc policy I stated I knew shopping was but didnt consider pickin up filled prescription shopping. was notified two weeks later I was terminated for this.




Hi Janice,

And were you denied unemployment benefits?


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denied for one month
by: janice

The letter I recceived said this constitutes misconduct and disqualifies me for six weeks and the max amt of benefits to which i may become entitled to is reduced by 6 times the weekly amt estab for the benefit. The HR foe me at Target considerd me a whisleblower because exactly 90 prior to this firing I returned from my FMLA and my rights were violated by putting me in places in the store they couldnt get anyone to work in and I contacted corp. It had been hell since I returned to work. I have also been denied Cobra subsidy because she coded me as a gross misconduct. Further than the truth. I worked for Target six years unblemished until returning from FMLA and a young new HUMAN RESOURCE lady was employed and my job as a pricing specialist had been replaced with someone she liked. I am a single parent with a son in a wheelchair been denied unemployment and cobra and no money for legal help.



Hi Janice,

If that is the case I suggest you contact an attorney to pursue proving you were retaliated against or at the very least develop an argument that the "rule" didn't apply to the offense or that the offense should have been subject to "progressive discipline" and the employer wasn't "uniformly enforcing the policy they used to fire you.

Unemployment is not allowed just because you claim you were fired in retaliation .. especially if the employer can prove that the rule violation calls for immediate termination.

The whistleblower act protects you against "wrongful actions" by the employer .. not justified acts, but given the circumstances of when you did what you did I think it could be argued that it was an inadvertent or one time error made in good faith.





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