posted ago by Striganos ago by Striganos +473 / -0

I work for sprouts in CA and as of the 18th there is no mandate for masks at work in grocery stores. I was sent home twice since then and tomorrow will be my third which will be enough points to get me fired for insubordination. We have papers in the break room, by the time clock, and our own website that states that only stores with state mandates require masks. I have pointed this out to them and they don't care saying corporate still requires them. I wrote to HR and they said OSHA requires all employees to wear masks which is 100% factually untrue. We are being told one thing while all posted info says another. Is there a website or a type of lawyer that specializes in wrongful termination? I have everything documented including where HR told me it was my fault their phone operator hung up on me 2 times. A while back a costco employee posted a similar problem here and there was info about someone who specializes in this kind of thing I thought I bookmarked it but it is not there so if anyone has info please help. I have enough saved to last me 2 months of rent and bills but after that ill be empty. Thanks for any help sorry for long post, I've been on this site since before Trump was cheated from the white house and always find good info here.

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Apersonofinterest 38 points ago +38 / -0

Check out Peggy Hall on YouTube. She has a lot of good information and resources.


Striganos [S] 20 points ago +20 / -0

Wow dude thank you. Her info is good and she has a website for easy screen shots, wish I could upvote you more.

Apersonofinterest 10 points ago +10 / -0

I hope it helps. Fucking Commies! I’m an independent contractor so I don’t really have to worry about being forced to mask up or get Vaxxed. It is somewhat limiting in my current job because I can’t go down to film sets because they want to do testing and all that. I haven’t taken a CHINA-19 test since this whole thing began. I also haven’t been sick that I know of but then I’ve hardly had the flu my whole life except for when I was in high school 😉. I got sick a lot back then and had to stay home from school.

PotatoJoe 37 points ago +37 / -0

Keep all documentation and yes, go see an attorney that specializes in discrimination suits

Heavy_Metal_Patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Agreed. Do exactly this. Document everything and only get a specialist attorney.

MakeAmericaZimbabe 26 points ago +26 / -0

What type of mask does OSHA require? If OSHA requires anything it will be in a widely published mandate or the standard. I'm an authorized OSHA instructor. Sounds fishy. I'll bet they have 'other' OSHA violations on site.

Striganos [S] 18 points ago +18 / -0

OSHA as of the 18th has same regulations as CDC meaning no mask mandate for employees unless in hospitals and schools or events with 10k people.

_Sully_ 13 points ago +14 / -1

This is not true, pede. CalOsha is following the state mandate that one must wear a mask if not vaccinated. I'm currently dealing with this at my job. They are waiting for me to not follow so they can claim I am not following Osha requirements. They can't ask me if I'm vaccinated though. So when they try to glean that information from me I just act stupid and don't clearly answer.

Striganos [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

My company is not doing the segregation of vaxx to unvax yet. That I am sure is next as of now they are making everyone wear one while saying they have to because of OSHA which they do not. If they updated the policy to say this then I would have to but all info in store and on website says my store does not require masks in states without a mask mandate. OSHA website even says unvaxxed must be provided masks by the employer to wear voluntarily which I will not volunteer to do.

purepepelegends 1 point ago +1 / -0

according to cal osha you have to wear a mask at work if you aren't vaccinated, and your work has to provide you with a mask, or an N95 if you ask for one.

HuggableBear 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're missing something important.

OSHA exists at two levels and are not related.

OSHA is a federal agency. It functions one way and is limited by federal statutes.

CalOSHA is the state level agency and functions differently and is limited by state statutes.

Information you find from the federal OSHA is not applicable to the state level department.

chewsoap 7 points ago +7 / -0

If anybody asks, tell them you're not comfortable discussing your medical information with anybody other than your doctor and instruct them to call your doctor if they want information. Then give them your doctor's name and phone number. Your doctor is prevented by HIPAA from telling them anything. I keep a few of my doctor's business cards in my wallet to hand to nosy assholes at work. If somebody asks me outside of work, I tell them to fuck off.

Dunkin4COVAIDS 3 points ago +3 / -0

Didn't Newsome just give businesses the go ahead to ask for proof of vaccination?

Mkay 22 points ago +22 / -0

This is how you win. Follow their rules. But be very strict about it. A single mask all day isn't good enough because they are not designed to be worn that way. Ask your job to provide you with one mask per hour while you are at work. Wash hands diligently. Every hour, you need to take a break to remove your mask and sanitize then get a fresh mask. Enforce social distancing because they go hand in hand. Be hyper vigilant about any teamates or managers you hear cough or sneeze. They all need to be tested before you are comfortable being around them. Follow their rules so hard that they neg you to stop. it is amazing how effective this strategy can be.

crimsonfancy 6 points ago +7 / -1

I feel this is a good strategy.

Mkay 9 points ago +9 / -0

This is how I've managed micromanaging bosses in the past. Give them exactly what they ask for and more until they are begging you to stop. 😂

crimsonfancy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Every interview: "How do you manage your boss?"

Solid technique here.

QEBL486 1 point ago +1 / -0

They would probably take them up on that offer but counter with every 4 hours because that’s generally the maximum continuous usage recommendation by most manufacturers. I’m sure they would be happy to accommodate, hell they may even promote him for being a diligent worker.

IncredibleMrE1 15 points ago +15 / -0

OP, try contacting the folks at https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/

They may be able to help you find a lawyer.

IncredibleMrE1 8 points ago +8 / -0

You could also contact Stephen Miller's legal group. They may not take your case but would probably be able to help get you in touch with a lawyer too. https://www.aflegal.org/

Raetchel 11 points ago +11 / -0

Photograph all the posted signs.

This being your last day and all.

megxit 10 points ago +10 / -0

They can fire you for anything. They are writing you up so you won't get unemployment.

Have you tried getting a doctor's not?

Documenting how policy is mixed messaging would help your case for unemployment too.

Striganos [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

I am documenting everything and thinking of claiming religious exemptions as that is harder for them to fight then a doctor who would not be on my side.

CommietownUSA 2 points ago +2 / -0

State law prevents religious exemption in CA.

I’m from CA and my company is doing no more face mask and reentry in Sept. Big corporate company. I’m still waiting to see if they require the vax, but had a meeting today and no word yet. In the meantime, I’m getting the resume ready and selling off shit for extra $$ just in case. I advise the same. GL.

HuggableBear 1 point ago +1 / -0

a doctor who would not be on my side

So get a new fucking doctor, dude. There are thousands. Find one who doesn't think vaccinations should be mandated, have him write a note that says he recommends you not get the vaccine, and if they ask for more, that's a HIPAA violation.

everylastjuan 9 points ago +9 / -0

No matter what happens, always keep your eye on your next job. Keep a resume ready and ask your friends what are good jobs.

Your employer should be lucky to have a hard worker. If not, find someone who is lucky to have you.

Restore_Sanity_alt 5 points ago +5 / -0

The unfortunate truth is that most attorneys are spineless cowards and are going to shy away from any cases like this one. How many law firms have the same rules in their office or lean left? You can eliminate those ones right off the bat. The risk v reward for them is too skewed. They will make enemies with businesses, the Government and other lawyers. They will be harassed by the Bar for taking the case and threatened with having their licenses suspended. I hope I’m wrong but so far I’ve seen nothing to challenge this hypothesis.

Striganos [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

That is my worry to. So many blatant law breaking things being forced on us and the lawyers with what looks like easy wins are silent.

thakiddd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes hire an employment lawyer

mhessler735 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bro I work at sprouts haha. Where do you work?

crimsonfancy 2 points ago +2 / -0

In a way, I feel bad for the guy. I maybe don't think he meant "learn to code" as an insult. All comments are even deleted.

QEBL486 1 point ago +2 / -1

Ultimately, the employer can have a policy for you to wear a mask if it chooses to. You are free to not work there if you don’t agree with an employers policies. They are free to terminate you for violating a policy.

Doesn’t matter what corporate policy is, if a manager at your store makes a policy and an employee violates that policy then they are subject to disciplinary actions or termination.

I think discrimination would be difficult to prove especially if the policy is that all employees must wear a mask. Now if they said all vaccinated can be maskless then you might have a case but still unlikely because the store could offer you the vaccine free of charge (as it’s free for everyone) and then there would be no discrimination because they offered you a way of getting vaccinated.

You are not likely to see anything come of this. Just chock it up as work experience and find a new job, there’s tons of them out there since people don’t want to go back to work.

SentryS 1 point ago +1 / -0

No. Places of work cannot take away your bodily autonomy by whims based off propaganda campaigns. Places of work who choose to wrongfully terminate employees will pay the price. You don’t get to magically change anything because you thought and feel like it’s a good idea.

QEBL486 1 point ago +1 / -0

Okay sure, explain how an employer can mandate you wear certain clothing items. If they can’t take away bodily autonomy i should be able to wear whatever I want instead of a uniform right? Sorry but you’re wrong. Unless it specifically is a law that says an employer can’t make someone wear a face mask then they can do it. I don’t like it, i don't agree agree with it, but that’s the fact.

SentryS 1 point ago +1 / -0

You are so helplessly stupid. Do you actually think wearing clothes is the same as wearing PPE? Do you have any idea how utterly disingenuous it is to suggest a mask is the same as wearing shoes? Are you Chinese?

Here is me laughing hysterically at you.


Keep wearing your hijab! It looks great on you!


QEBL486 1 point ago +1 / -0

You’re an idiot for thinking that any of this is going away especially in commiefornia. Employers do what they want, have you not been paying attention like when 117 employees at a hospital in Texas had their case dismissed for mandatory inoculation because the employer has the right to make it mandatory. What makes you think Cuck muzzles are any different. Laugh at your own ignorant self ya twat

SentryS 1 point ago +1 / -0

It won’t go away cuz you sit here zealously defending it. Like a security blanket. Your rosary.

Your hijab!

And then cry about it afterwards…. Ohhh it’s sooo oppressive!

Laughing at you is all I can do when presented with a joke.

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Striganos [S] 11 points ago +11 / -0

Its non union so yes we are all at will but basic termination practices when I am following all posted rules should be impossible. If they updated the website or the info around the store I could understand them still forcing the masks but as it stands the info says only masks with state mandates which CA no longer has. So I would get fired for not following a verbal command that is opposite the company's written policy. I am the grocery manager 4 years with the company.

RocksCanOnlyWait 5 points ago +5 / -0

They'll look for any other mundane reason to fire you if your management doesn't like you. As long as they have plausible deniability.

Striganos [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

My manager agrees with me and did not send me home the first day until the store karen called corporate on me and he was told to. I am well liked in store but not at corporate level to them I am a meaningless drone.

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PotatoJoe 11 points ago +12 / -1

That is bullshit not logic. You have never employed a single person. Not once. Ever. Hardly an expert.

But a massive faggot here to stir up shit, yep.

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PotatoJoe 9 points ago +9 / -0

I am going to crush you like the vapid little turd you are. Using one liners when called out shows weakness. I can smell it.

You told him to “learn to code” and then created a straw man argument to look intelligent. You failed. The question is not whether he can be fired, the question is whether they will suffer repercussions for that termination. As an employer I understand the one thing you can not do if you are enforcing any rule is lie. He clearly stated they have lied on numerous issues. They now have a liability. This is just my opinion but it certainly carries far more weight than “learn to code’

What a faggot.

They have fucked up as an employer. He has options. Not working for liars isn’t that bad an option. Neither is documentation and exposure. And retribution works as well. You can be rightfully terminated and still bury an employer in paperwork. When they lie, well it can really get ugly.

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crimsonfancy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Had you left it at "at-will" you wouldn't have been downvoted... not that votes matter but the "learn to code" shit is weak and insulting to fellow patriots interested in coming to our forum for commaraderie and advice. Don't be a dick so much maybe.

Striganos [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Even if all posted info and website info says we didn't need the hat?

crimsonfancy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ignore the guy that may be able to code but can't carry on respectfully in a forum among friends.

PotatoJoe 5 points ago +7 / -2

You are a faggot for sure. Cya