Employee Discrimination And Harassment At Lowes
Q: Does anyone have the contact information for Human Resources (HR) for
Lowes Home improvement store(s) in Tallahassee Florida.
I was informed of a case of employee harassment by an assistant manager,
witnessed by customers. The employee is afraid for her job and therefore
reluctant to report the incidents, however, did inquire with a few
customers on how to resolve this matter.
It's a shame to really need a job so badly that you must tolerate
torture - and this is 21st Century America?
A: There's probably a section in the poor harassee's Employee Handbook that details exactly what she should do. Why do you assume she is incapable of doing this? Write a letter describing exactly what you saw and give it to the girl and let her take care of it. Oh, wait, you didn't actually see it... Public torture? You mean with red hot implements and bamboo splinters and stuff? how about calling the store and asking for the Human Resources Department? An assistant manager harrassed another employee, or the asssistant manager told you about a case of harrassment? If it is the latter, I somehow doubt that he is supposed to be talking about personnell matters at work to someone other than a superior or HR person. If it is the former, then the employee needs to report it, or the complaint won't go anywhere If I were the store manager, I wouldn't believe some "alledged" case of harassment by some yahoo who doesn't work for the store and who didn't personally witness the "event" in question. The person should contact the local office of the EEOC http://www.eeoc.gov/ on the side of the page their is a link to the field offices. The person in question should not contact Human Resources. The people at HR work for Lowes they probablywill side with the assistant manager.He may be a more valuable an employee than you. You have to stand up to him and tell him
BIG A! said:
Im a lowes employee...and well ive worked retail a 1/3 of my life...if an employee feels sexually harrassed or treated unfairlyit is her soul responcibility to report it and know she cannot be fired (by law) for reporting misconduct toward her. Also you said its 21st century america... the tolerance of of sexualy and explict conduct has increased amung us... wwhat a customer may see as harrassment the employee may take as a compliment or perhaps the two employees engaged were friends and sharing in a joke. In situations like this the customer can only opionise on wheather the actions were proper for the sales floor, not whether or not a person they dont even know was feeling harrassed or threated.
I too, have worked retail. Big box companies know the state of the economy and take unfair advantage of employees. Don't speak up and you won't lose your job- possibly. These big box companies are using trumped up charges to get rid of full time employees so that they can hire part timers, therefore, paying out less in benefits. This is a sad testament to our country.
53 UNEMPLOYEED AND UNINSURED. said:
I WAS FIRED AT LOWES AFTER 9 YRS .STARTED BEING HARRASSED,AND WRITTEN UP WITH FALSE ACCUSATIONS.WENT OUT OF THE STORE AND IT GOT BETTER FOR A WHILE.THEY SAID I WAS NOT DOING MY JOB, BUT GOT A RAISE 1 MONTH BEFORE I WAS FIRED.THE AREA HR. THAT HELPED ME SAID THEY COULD NOT FIRE ME WITHOUT HER THERE . I TRIED TO GET AHOLD OF HER FOUND OUT SHE LOST HER JOB TOO.THE OPEN DOOR POLICY IS A LIE NOW.THEY ARE FIRING GOOD EMPLOYYEES SO THEY DONT HAVE TO LAY OFF.THIS IS A DIFFERENT COMPANY THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THERE EMPLOYEES.HOW CAN THEY GET BY WITH WDAT THEY DID TO ME THER CODE OF ETHICS SAYS DO NOT MAKE FALSE ACCUSATIONS BUT THEY DID AND GET AWAY WITH IT,BECAUSE THEY ALSO LIE.
Run From Lowes said:
Lowes is a discriminating company and no one at Lowes will help you. They do not care about the employees and they fire people that are good decent people because Lowes only wants mean hateful people working for them. They want people who will do what ever they say and can not have any morals, I have seen good people get turned into evil hateful people because of Lowes just to keep their jobs. Code of Ethics is a joke! The best thing that a person can do is stay far away from Lowes. All the management are evil people. They lie, steal, harass, and then they laugh about it.
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