December 12, 2012
Not following own termination procedures – often, the employee handbook or company policy outlines a procedure that must be followed before an employee is terminated. If the employer fires an employee without following this procedure, the employee may have a claim for wrongful termination. On October 14, 2011 I was suspended and terminated days later from Ecolab Saint Paul MN accusing me of threatening and intimidating another associate. This company has violated its own Handbook policies, for several months I have pleaded my case to many about what Ecolab has gotten away with and wrongfully terminating me for these false accusations and the fact their an AT WILL facility and can do as they see fit. To add insult to injury I file a charge with The EEOC on Nov 7, 2011 for discrimination and their senior investigator told me it usually has to be a black versus white charge in order to insure some type of chance in winning cases like this. I was never in favor of this but I allowed the EEOC investigator to submit this. I told him its still about Ecolabs own Handbook policies. After months gone by the EEOC investigator allowed Ecolab McDonough to sell him junk about my file having write ups in it and me not being discriminated against. Oh My God! This man has allowed these managers to not share company handbook policies with him on fair treatment with all employee's, This man allowed Ecolab McDonough not to go over the Last Chance Return to Work Program policies that are clearly written on page 35 in Feb 2010 Handbook. This man allowed Ecolab McDonough to lie to him about not having several other associates not only having more than their fair share of LCRW/ write ups but I really don't believe there was a trip made to Ecolab McDonough to go over its company handbook policy manual. I know all who are on LCRW disciplinaries and I've spoken to these current associates since I was wrongfully terminated and they have all agreed that they not only were given and placed on a LCRW program, but a couple have been written up at least twice if not more in 2010-2011 for other write ups. Simply put "If you're placed on a LCRWP disciplinary and receive a write up for sneezing, you're fired" And all these associates are currently still employed at Ecolab McDonough Ga. Whether I was guilty or not of these accusations Ecolab has not played a fair game when it comes to their 2010 North American Supply Chain Chemical Plant and Distribution Center Policy Manual. This is wrong now it was wrong on October 14th through 24th of 2011 and justice must be served to this company Ecolab.