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  • longcvv longcvv Mar 22, 2014 9:04 AM Flag


    Question...came across web postings on a "ROBERT E. BLATCHFORD" that I take it filed suit against Home Depot in 2008. Postings by a Bob Blatchford (Lakeland, FL) under the heading "Home Depot CEO, Frank Blake Implicated In Employee Abuse and Retaliation Lawsuit" Any relationship? If so, what was the story there?

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    • He never answered the question. Looks like a career victim to me.

    • Found more at another web posting. Still leaves the questions: any relationship, what's the story? But a couple more, if long were you employed by each and are there other examples?

      "The suit alleges the Plaintiff, a former employee of Home Depot Store
      #0257 in St. Petersburg, FL, had been subjected to harassment,
      threats, retaliation, and wrongful termination while employed by the

      At present the case implicates numerous members of management
      including Store Managers, Human Resources Managers, District Store and
      Human Resources Managers, Regional Human Resources Managers,
      Employment Practices Manager and CEO/Chairman of the Board Francis S.
      Blake, (others may be named upon discovery)."

      The Plaintiff alleges the Defendant(s) demonstrated a pattern of
      abuse, cover up and retaliation that spanned the period of time during
      which the Plaintiff was employed by the Defendant(s). The Plaintiff,
      and his council St. Petersburg Attorneys Sparkman and Sparkman, have
      assembled a significant amount of evidence in support of their claim
      that these were deliberate actions and not a case of an isolated
      'misstep' by a rogue manager having a 'bad day'.

      Evidence including employer documents, government documents, medical
      documents, schedules, recordings and numerous e-mails exchanged
      between the Plaintiff and upper management including CEO/Chairman of
      the Board Francis S. Blake will demonstrate a clear pattern of abuses,
      sham investigations and cover-ups resulting in harassment, retaliation
      and wrongful termination.

      It is suspected the Defendant(s) committed other civil wrongs or
      illegal activities relevant to this case. Said suspected wrongs will
      be revealed upon the discovery phase of the case which is expected to
      include the serving of a Subpoena on several members of Home Depot
      management including the CEO and Chairman of the Board, Francis S.

    • Ugh, should have bough HD stock back in 2008 at the time of the lawsuit when it was only $23. It closed at $80.42 yesterday!!!!

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