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I am a single mom with no support from biological father of my child. Also I’m an immigrant.
Since August 2015 I was with Hudson’s Bay Company (almost 4 years).
On May 4 (Saturday) to my big surprise I was called by security and one of the floor managers for a conversation. No HR was presented.
During 4 years with the company I showed great results and loyalty to the company. I never missed shifts and was always on time.
I was blamed on significant violation of the Company’s Code of Business Conduct. They told me I want to make money out of the Bay processing refunds improperly. They do it that way at all the Bays. They told me I was doing that starting October 2018. However, I haven’t got any verbal or written warnings prior to May 4 2019. Also I was asked if I ever took money from the register or sell cosmetic items to my friends or somewhere. First I thought it is a joke as I’m aware of cameras at the store.
They told me that head office will be dealing with this matter and I was promised to get a call on Monday May 6 or Tuesday May 7. Instead of that I just received a letter of Termination for cause from GM of the store where I worked. HR from our HR never contacted me.
They put me in a huge stress and depression, especially considering me being a single mom.
To my understanding the company just have this terminate practice to leave theirs employees without severance package.
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