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Sue Home Depot Now

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 17, 2010
Lawyers representing former Home Depot Associates are investigating employment practices regarding age discrimination.

http://deskinlawfirm.com/home_depot_employmen...
not orange blooded

Arverne, NY

#2 Dec 17, 2010
Sue Home Depot Now wrote:
Lawyers representing former Home Depot Associates are investigating employment practices regarding age discrimination.
http://deskinlawfirm.com/home_depot_employmen...
has anybody gone this route yet with THIS firm?
OPS

Daly City, CA

#3 Dec 17, 2010
This info is out to many many many people that have had major issues with Depot in this area. Gone this route is an understatement. Very hot topic around here. We have a HUGE problem in this region. This RVP is such a low life, corrupt jacka$$. The regional HR's are in the RVP and Div President a$$ crack and they are as corrupt as it gets. Yes reach out to them and spread the word. This will be major major crap hitting the fan. Homer buds send this to everyone you know. It's on.
Bret

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 18, 2010
not orange blooded wrote:
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has anybody gone this route yet with THIS firm?
We have a bunch of folks that need to get in touch with these lawyers. We have seen craziness here and only a massive lawsuit will do. Sue baby sue.
DJL

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Dec 18, 2010
It is about time that the lies will be exposed. How long has this been going on. Forever. Hundreds of thousands of people are wrongfully terminated every year in this country. I would not be surprised if most of those wrongful terminations were by Home Depot. I am being funny but I am sure there are many many wrongful terminations at Home Depot. Time to call the lawyers people.
Eileen

United States

#6 Dec 18, 2010
You figure there are a lot of people talking to the lawyers. We are getting a group together that know people screwed over with stupid issues. Everyone knows its nonsense but they still term these people. Its great that someone finally is looking into this.
Dumbfounded

Laguna Niguel, CA

#7 Dec 20, 2010
This is not surprizing.I predicted this awhile back watching our older workers get the smack down at my store.I think a tally of the terminations of workers over fifty ought to be done, didtrict by district,at least here in california.Even if this lawsuit does not apply to you, make sure this info gets to your stores, or any ex employees that could benifit from it.Copy, paste and E mail friends!
Fred

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Dec 21, 2010
Yeah this has been in the works for a while. You are right that here in California the terminations are insane. This meat sak Bryan Audiss and his lover, Joe McFarland have been cleaning house. Since Joe was promoted Audiss has been firing folks that are not cutesy white young males.....in mass. We have been emailing everyone and sending this over to the all the stores. Everyone should also contact the press. This is a big story. They will fire the RVP and President eventually when this hits. The numbers don't lie. Yeah its important that we keep getting the information out.
orangeokie

Patchogue, NY

#9 Dec 22, 2010
Another resource for a class action suit....
have already been in touch and this is legit...from the indeed forum....
orangeokie
Excerpt from Happy Positive post...
Help is available for anyone who has been discriminated against based on age, race, gender, religion. You are protected under the law, and protected from freedom of speech. Mistreatment does happen at Home Depot to hard working adults who love their jobs. Email: rainbowsnbeaches76@gmail.com
Brutha

Arlington, TX

#10 Dec 22, 2010
I sure want to get to know the hot little asian customer service girl at waxahachie...
Receiver

United States

#11 Dec 23, 2010
Everyone I know in a dozen stores is speaking to these folks. Everyone is sick of the lies. Los Angeles stores are run like a mob. Its a sick sad joke. Someone has to help this mess. Hopefully this gets to every store in the region. Everyone needs to pass the information on.
Expect us

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jan 1, 2011
This is about rights. You have them and if you do not protect them someone (Home Depot in particular) will take advantage of your lack of action. Protect your rights and get some legal help to ensure there is an end to the illegal employment practices at Home Depot. Get informed or get walked on.
Newbie

London, Canada

#13 Jan 3, 2011
As an interested bystander I find this. That of many threads I have read, it is easy what to believe regarding complaints. With this thread I find people who can spell and communicate clearly. This shows that there is an inequity regarding the firing of older experienced employees. The bitch blogs with poor grammar, spelling and nonsensical expressions of complaint are obviously immature youngsters. I hope HD is checking out the posts. They are in serious trouble for how they are ruining their quality personel. I was thinking of applying. Maybe not now. You can read my contributions on the "does HD need a union thread." I would appreciate some input. I would like to hear from people who like their store and managers. But I guess if they are happy then they don't come here.
Thoughtful

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 3, 2011
Newbie your posts are very well stated and you seem to genuinely want information about the company. There used to be great things about Depot. It used to be a great place to work. Over time there was this eroding of the moral fiber of the company. What’s left is about 20 or so RVPs and 3 Div Presidents that run the company more like someone would run a social club. If you had the resumes of these 20 or so people you would find that these are people are so poorly suited to run a company (with possibly the exception of Marvin) that it is just shocking. But the big question you then may ask is why? Why put such incompetent people at the helm of one of the largest companies in the world. This is the central issue that you will find if you decide to work for Depot. It may not become immediately clear to you when you work for Depot but over time you can see the answer manifest itself based on the things that Home Depot does and does not do. Take the hiring practice of managers:
http://www.onlineethicalinvestor.org/eidb/wc....
You can make a few calls in your area and simply get a sense of the Managers. One of the most shocking realities of this company is that in the company DNA is a deeply rooted idea about what it means to lead in Depot: White young male. This is represented by the national facts that Home Depot hires a disproportionately low number of managers that are female or minorities. This is in spite of the fact that almost all cashiers are women and the numbers of minority hourly workers are very very high. The reason this exists is because Depot is very careful to promote managers that often are not going to buck the system. This applies from ASM all the way to President. If you promote an ASM that is not likely going to find a comparable job working for another company making the same money than they do at Depot than you can talk that person into breaking almost any rules. These ASM’s become Store Managers, District Managers, RVP’s and Presidents. They become beholden to the people that promoted them and know they are committed to do as they are told. This is in spite of what is ethically, morally or legally right. But don’t take my word for it. Go into any Home Depot and ask the associates what they think of their managers in the store and district and you will find their answers very insightful.
Thoughtful

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jan 3, 2011
Okay with all that said the big (and most important question) is why? How did this come to be? The answer is money. If you lower the bar in respect to who you hire as hourly’s and build a model that is built on almost 100% turnover then as an Home Depot Exec you don’t worry as much about associates developing deep extensive relationships with large numbers of associates. There used to be a time that many associates new dozens and dozens of other associates. In some cases tenured associates were friends with 100’s of associates. This translated to an enormous amount of shared information about wages, employment practices and leverage. Change the model to lower paid, younger and less skilled hourly’s and there is increasingly less leverage and exponentially less shared wage and employment information. The single largest cost center in any company is employee compensation and this current model is remarkably effective and more profitable than the model from 10+ years ago. With this model you need a management infrastructure that appeals to the customer facing associates. Basically if you want to lower the bar in respect to the hourly associates you intend to hire than you also need to lower the bar in respect to company leadership to ensure you have leaders that the lower paid hourly’s relate to there in emulate.

Sadly nothing about what I mentioned is new. These ideas have been around a long time and companies like home depot have embraced and fine tuned these ideas over time. So you then may say to yourself “Wait, that would set them up for a mass of lawsuits!!!!”. Yes but the model takes the math about employment practices lawsuits and jurist prudence of labor law into account. Execs have the counsel of seasoned attorneys that help to limit exposure but know that the large number of lawsuits are simply part of doing business. Basically it is cheaper to violate the rights of employees and pay the lawsuits than it is create a model that is based on skilled seasoned, fair minded, leaders with a strong moral compass. The later approach was the bedrock of the foundation of the company, part of what fueled the company grow and success, but has since been traded in for the WalMart model. As it stands now the hourly wage is $10 an hour and that is still too high for Depot execs and then are planning (as we speak) to redefine polices to ensure associates are making less and working harder.
There are things I used to love about HD. Those things built a great company into a part of the American Culture. Sadly the important parts of that company were fired (mostly illegally), forced out and pressured into finding other employment and replaced with the cheap poor imitation that currently calls its self Home Depot.
Home Depot Manager

Chicopee, MA

#16 Jan 11, 2011
So I blew a few people and stepped on a few people, SO WHAT !! Put up or Shut up !!
orangeokie

Patchogue, NY

#17 Jan 11, 2011
More terminations in the last month. Three ASM's, 2 of which were superstars and one superstar DH. One ASM was a slug and with HD far too long, should have been gone a long time ago. All of these people fired for SOP violations that have been done for years and suddenly SOP matters? This is from just 2 stores nearby. No info on other area stores.
Something wicked this way comes..........has there been a directive from corporate to do en mass firings?
Ex depot

United States

#18 Jan 11, 2011
Yep orangeokie is correct there is definitely something wicked coming definitely in Los Ageles. The entire corporate security team is at the holiday inn in Burbank Cali interviewing everyone from store manages assistant sm and loss prevention. Like many of you said previously they run this division like a mob. Most senior managers know exactly what is going on with the inventory manipulation. They are pinning this on the people other than the rvp and president like they should. Now it's cover up time for them they are running scared from the SOX act. The company cheats it's numbers and is reporting false data based on stores cheating. Someone needs to do something. I have been with them for a long time and I know a lot of corrupt information they are conducting
orangeokie

Patchogue, NY

#19 Jan 12, 2011
Sort of off topic but, unsaleable product..broken up junk....should not be counted as inventory..correct? Bet my former store had at the very least 100G's in junk in overheads counted year after year. Multiply that times 2300 stores and that's 20% of the net Home Depot claims as profit. This is a rather simplistic way to look at it. Where are the gov auditors? Public traded companies should have to let the gov know when they are conducting an inventory and come in and make them show where the inventory is....take down that pile of junk and let's see......
Thanks for the info on SOX...was not aware of this act.
Franklin

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jan 12, 2011
Ex depot wrote:
Yep orangeokie is correct there is definitely something wicked coming definitely in Los Ageles. The entire corporate security team is at the holiday inn in Burbank Cali interviewing everyone from store manages assistant sm and loss prevention. Like many of you said previously they run this division like a mob. Most senior managers know exactly what is going on with the inventory manipulation. They are pinning this on the people other than the rvp and president like they should. Now it's cover up time for them they are running scared from the SOX act. The company cheats it's numbers and is reporting false data based on stores cheating. Someone needs to do something. I have been with them for a long time and I know a lot of corrupt information they are conducting
Ex Depot I also have A LOT of this kind information about the great degree of corruption. When there was a store that sold 1 million dollars of wire under cost Audiss fired the District Manager even though he was in on it and benefited from it. This was absolutely in direct violation of SOX. This is only one small example. There are so many cases they made up BS to term someone its just crazy. It is really time to expose this RVP and president. Will you come forward with the information that you have?

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