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July 21, 2015 - BoyCott_Target

Wrongful termination.

I was terminated from my job and am currently unable to apply again due to medical injury and the inability to work. My time in the hospital was from June 20th, 2015 to June 30th, 2015. I underwent surgery on for a spontaneous pneumothorax on June 24th, 2015. This injury was not caused from drug use, alcohol use, any incidents or accidents, or drug use. This injury did occur at work furthermore. In that time I had notified my managers that I would be unable to work nor perform any duties while recovering and even after my discharge from the hospital.


My managers were well aware of my situation and knew I would not be able to immediate return. When I returned to Target on July 3rd, 2015, I apparently had been placed on the schedule for work. My managers did not notify to me or my emergency contacts, that I had been placed on the schedule for work. So to my knowing, there is no possible way I could have known I had been missing days, despite them knowing I was unable to work. I had met my manager (whose name I won’t put out there), who gave me quite a very rude and unnecessary tone while speaking very aggressively toward me. I had reminded her of my situation and told her so no further damage would be done, I would submit my 2 weeks’ notice to her, with hopes to reapply. She however, by her own decision went ahead and terminated me. I didn’t have the option to stay because of my injury, nor was it really my choice.


I believe I was wrongfully terminated because of Target manager’s indolence, laziness, and incomprehension to make sure I had recovered and prepared to return to work, rather than to force me to immediately work following injury and surgery. I believe I was fired because I was unable to work, yet I had informed them of my situation. I was not hoping for my manager’s pity, but more understanding on my current situation.


To summarize again, I was terminated without the ability to apply again, because of a medical procedure. Due to that procedure I was unable to work and was never informed that my employer had expected me to work despite me telling them I would be unable to, even after my discharge. They were aware of my physical injury and knew I wouldn’t be able to work, until recovered, but terminated me because of my injury.



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  • TargetSucks says:

    Wrongful termination, while probably true, is most likely useless other than collecting unemployment. Most states are "at will" states, so they can fire you for sneezing.

    You should pursue them for liability considering that you were injured on the job. They obviously don't supply a safe work environment.

  • viciousdave says:

    I had a brain tumor surgery and I told the leads before, they told me I'll need to call leave and disability Target headquarters, a totally differnt place. I called the leave and disability number and they said ok send in form of signature and diagnosis of surgery from doctor to there adress of disibiltiy place. So I did. Got approved for sick leave pay which is half of regular pay every two weeks like normal. I had to do this 8 times because they only allow 3 weeks sick leave and than need a new document from doctor that I need more time leave. ARRRRGH! So I did as I had to, but in the initial first letter the doctors sent for me to target leave place he wrote on there that I will need 4 months without work for the stiches to heel out and my skin to form back together over my skull and then removal of stitches before he can work again. But stupid leave just kept making new requests every 3 weeks like but we have to know every 3 weeks because we don't want to be lied to. Is sick leave a fucking lie? I don't think so! Fucking bullshit target, bullshit. Making sure there is truth and not lying. Sick is sick as in needing surgery! I'm almost 30 and I don't even give a shit if I haven't found a new job by than I will put in my two weeks notice and leave!


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