After being diagnosed with Cancer, going through hours of surgery and having the necessary Chemo Treatments that were needed a Employee of STAPLES (STAPLES CONTRACT and COMMERCIAL DIVISION) returned to work only to be told by the employer that they "WOULD NOT" allow the "FEW HOURS" off that would be needed to complete the remaining 2 Chemo Treatments, stating that "The Employee would have to go back on disability to have the time that was needed for the remaining 2 Chemo Treatments." After being FORCED to go back on disability, completing the remaining Chemo Treatments and 1 Final Surgery, preparing to return to work with a "Clean Bill of Health", looking forward to finally getting back to a normal healthy productive life, STAPLES FIRES THE EMPLOYEE for "EXCEEDING THE TIME ALLOWED OFF ACCORDING TO STAPLES COMPANY POLICY." As though the Battle with the Cancer and Mental Stress wasn't enough to deal with. The STAPLES MOTTO should be changed to..."STAPLES...BALLS...Yeah, WE'VE GOT THAT."
Well never say never maybe it�s a corp. thing. But from what I was told from a very good source Depot did the very same thing but was a bit more deceitful about a year and a half ago. A store manage call corp. with the very same problem with an employee. The difference is that manager was told the actual medical diagnosis of the employee. That�s right management has access to medical records for employees pretty sad. The manager was told the store employee had Aids and then was counseled on how to right up termination papers so that sick time was not an issue. May be every employee of depot should be a bit frightened to know your manager can find out why you went to the doctor, and then have action take against you. May be that ex-employees family should be contacted or the District attorney should be notified or the Diversity VP in both cases. Maybe Staples and Depot should be boycotted and everyone go to OfficeMax. The employess get screwed and management goes on it�s merry way.
I believe it is true. From what I have heard about how Staples treat their employees, I would not buy a pencil from them let alone a large item. Apparently the focus at Staples is for the top dogs to rake in the big salaries and benefits and to hell with the little people. I would like to donate to the employee that was fired and needs medical attention. Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the employee?