I was recently let go as a specialist. Ever since the restructure they kept the former dept manager at that time a CSA 5 in his original department. From February on he became very hostile and my ASM let him walk all over me despite my complaints about him calling me retarded and asking me if I am stupid all because it wasnt his way even though he was not in charge. No matter what my ASM wouldnt listen to me. I allegedly would always get complaints on my days off. When came to my 3rd write up. I told my ASM that it was not fair they left him in the department knowing he would be hostile. She didnt listen. I recorded the conversation where she basically tells me he was trying to take my job and she was going to let him. Then sure enough I come back from a weekend off and some how I had complaints. I was let go then came to find out they did give it to him. He has a history of being hostile to work with all you have to do is google his name. My question is do I have a case with the EEOC?
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Dealing with the same crap. We have an x dm who is a csa5 ca using issues. They still think their the boss. We are sick of this. Sh--. This person sais I don't care I'm gone in feb anyway. Saying they can do whatever they want. B--ching because downstocking isn't not. Wanting the department to look how they want it ect. Riding all of the plumbing csa's a--. When our department is fine. It's just complete b---s---.
It depends on the state. If you are in Cali contact the department of fair
employment and housing. It used to be you need to file a complaint with them before suing. They usually contact the employer and you basically become untouchable. $200 an hour attorney vs $18 specialist. They are free
you do not have a case, unfortunately, you will not be able to prove 1)hostile environment. 2) you signed a waiver at the beginning of your employment that lets them terminate you at will. 3) eeoc can possibly rule there is a case in your favor however you will need to pay for an employment lawyer from your own pocket. Lowe's cannot legally fire you if they break their own ethics and policy procedures for discrimination. however, they can one two three right you up to get rid of you. you should take what you learned from your experience and use that as you need to continue on with a better life without lowes. You were in a degrading volatile situation that would have never worked out in your favor. I hate to say it but you were "Love pumping" an American dream that did you dirty. Move on, there is a life after the job that you were in and your quality of life will improve. Know that you have learned how to be one of the worst types of bosses to work for. And maybe just as good or even better a specialist as i once was. It is your choice to be better then what defined you in that position.
Its not a crime in Texas....
My advice would be to move on and let Lowes be a bad memory.
Lowes has billions of dollars and lots of lawyers. They will drag any law suit or claim for years.
Finally if you recorded the asm without their knowledge you have also committed a crime.