I was terminated from my job as a manager of a convenience store in march 12. I was with the company for 5 years, the last 2 I was manager of my own store. I was fired for my cashiers failing internal mystery shops which is where the company sends in young adults in their early 20’s to buy tobacco and if the cashier doesnt card it is a fail.
Company policy says that after 6 fails the manager is fired, but other than train them and tell them over and over there was nothing else I could do. I myself always passed and my store was in good shape. I am in Ohio.
Were you placed on a performance improvement for this issue?
Were you allowed to write your employees up for this major infraction?
I mean there’s got to be more you could of done than just train them and tell them over and over to card people.
Failure to do so would be cause for termination. Were your subordinates discharged as well?
There’s is that chance you will win because the employer will somehow have to prove the underlying cause of the failure to card was due to your negligence of your duties as the store manager and that you had been made aware your job was in jeopardy through written warnings that addressed this issue as something you had previously failed to take control of and make certain your subordinates also complied with.