walgreens lawsuits:
wigit

Mount Juliet, TN

#68 Feb 11, 2009
I am emailing for my mother. She has been for walgreens for a number of years. She has always done a great job. She recently was diagnosed with a medical condition where if she doesn't keep moving, her blood pressure drops and she faints. Walgreens was fine with this at first, they both signed a form stating that she could not be fired for this and that she could not sue them if she fainted and hurt herself (i think thats what it said). Now with a new manager at her store, she has been written up for insanely stupid stuff every day that she works..etc (talking too loudly on the microphone) It is really ridiculous. They are now taking days away from her with no pay. They obviously are trying to get her to quit or to eventually fire her which is going to be really soon. She is the oldest customer service lady (56) there and the rest of her coworkers run and tell the manager everything she does and says in hopes that she will get written up more. Any advice?????
Cheated

Ewa Beach, HI

#69 Feb 15, 2009
wigit wrote:
I am emailing for my mother. She has been for walgreens for a number of years. She has always done a great job. She recently was diagnosed with a medical condition where if she doesn't keep moving, her blood pressure drops and she faints. Walgreens was fine with this at first, they both signed a form stating that she could not be fired for this and that she could not sue them if she fainted and hurt herself (i think thats what it said). Now with a new manager at her store, she has been written up for insanely stupid stuff every day that she works..etc (talking too loudly on the microphone) It is really ridiculous. They are now taking days away from her with no pay. They obviously are trying to get her to quit or to eventually fire her which is going to be really soon. She is the oldest customer service lady (56) there and the rest of her coworkers run and tell the manager everything she does and says in hopes that she will get written up more. Any advice?????
yea, I would contact a lawyer and see what you get told. Sounds like discrimination to me.
gloria

Vista, CA

#70 Mar 2, 2009
I would like to get a hold of the law firm in California that is representing the class action suit on behave of Brittany Leonardi against walgreens's. I am a former pht. I think i can help you.
Alucard

Dallas, TX

#71 Mar 9, 2009
tony wrote:
does anyone know what the policies are for an employee to run after a shop lifter.. he ran into me and injuried me.. does anyone have a traning-safety manual? [email protected] thanks
If YOU ran after the shop lifter...that is your own fault...I've done this many times...and have been told not to do this. The item they still is NOT worth it...my MGT always told me just let them go, Walgreens makes enough money that it's not worth your health or well-being.
annonymous

AOL

#72 Mar 12, 2009
Wasted Time wrote:
Let me tell you all something. Whether you love or hate Walgreens, the fact remains that Walgreens has some explaining to do. Similar things happen with other large companies. However, having experienced EVERYTHING that has come before this post, I can vouch for their posts.
Tom, you just need to quit talking. You're digging yourself a deeper hole. I promise you, and I'll swear that on the Bible, you WILL find out what we are talking about. It may take 5 months, it may take 15 years as you have seen. When it comes to the numbers, that's all Walgreens cares about. If you are on the in crowd, good. Stay there. Keep kissing their ass. That's what they want. They want you to bust your ass for horrible wages and then they want you to go home happy at the end of the day.
As for the rest of you who are filing complaints, I shake your hand. I am so sick of this company. They really should be shut down. And the entire time I thought CVS was inferior to Walgreens. HA! They give better customer service than any Walgreens I've been to. I'm currently writing a letter describing the 14 months worth of bullshit to the new CEO. Maybe he won't be brainwashed like the rest of them. If that doesn't work, I'll be calling a lawyer. I'm tired of being taken advantage of and then being told that I should be happy with what I have. If I wanted to live in that society, I'd resurrect Hitler. Walgreens can go fuck themselves.
I agree 100 percent with you. I worked for them for almost a year and from day one I wasn't treated fairly. I spoke to those who I was told would mediate and deal with the problem but it was no use. I agree with the point that as long as you kiss up in this company you will do fine. It's when you stand up for something that you feel is wrong then, you are the bad one. I agree with you on the other fact that CVS is better. In fact, I have worked for a lot of chains and this one is the worst. Not only do they treat their employees like crap but they don't even care if you are having problems there. They play favorites and if you aren't one of them then you are pretty much useless. I took all I could of the harassment and decided that my inner peace was more important than they were. Don't you know that they had been expecting it and had a replacement already to go and take my place. So much for a company who thinks they are Tiffanys when they are a bargain basement. Discrimination comes in all forms.
ZEBRA

Fishkill, NY

#73 Mar 31, 2009
I filed a charge of racial discrimination with EEOC against walgreens. The charge has been accepted and walgreens is in the process of being served and investigation started. Does anyone know of a good attorney who could help me in my "rebuttle" during the investigation stage and/or take my case on contingency basis?
BETRAYAL

United States

#74 May 29, 2009
I WORKED FOR WALGREENS FOR 3 YEARS AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM UNTIL THEY HIRED A RPH WHO HAD VOLUNTARELY RESIGNED FROM RITE AIDE FOR USING THE PRESCRIPTION LORTAB UNDER FALSE PRETENSE AND NOW THERE PEOPLE GETTING FIRED FOR SOME RELATED CIRCUMSTANCE'S, BUT SHE IS STILL EMPLOYEED THEIR . I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE THE CUSTOMER'S BEST INTREST IS AT IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS.LETTING HARD WORKING PEOPLE GO TO SAVE A RPH'S LISCENSE.
ALL OR NONE

United States

#75 May 29, 2009
I WORKED FOR WALGREENS AND EVERY DAY I WALKED INTO HELL.MY FELLOW CO-WORKERS AND I BUSTED OUR TALES FOR THAT COMPANY FOR THE MANAGERS TO SIT ON THEIR TALES AND IGNORE US WHEN WE PAGED IC3.CUSTOMERS LINED DOWN THE ASLES AND WHEN THEIR WAS CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT WAIT TIMES OR ERRORS THE TECH'S GOT THEIR BUTTS CHEWED AND THEIR DIGNITY BROKEN.NO ONE IN CHARGE EVER GOT THE BLAME IT WAS ALWAYS THE UNDER DOGS .THOSE OF US WHO WERE UNDER PAID AND OVER WORKED WITH OUT BREAKS WHILE MANAGEMENT WAS SETTING IN THE BREAK ROOM ENJOYING THEIR 30 MINUTES ,THEN WHEN WE WOULD GET OVER TIME OUR BUTTS WOULD GET CHEWED BUT YOU WOULD NEVER SEE IT ON OUR PAY CHECK.THEY MENTALLY ABUSE YOU AT THESE STORES AND TRY GOING ABOVE MANAGEMENT THEY DON'T CARE THEY JUST GET RID OF YOU.SO I AGREE ANY DRUG STORE HAS TO BE BETTER.JUST THINK ABOUT THIS IT MAY TAKE 3 HOURS AT WALMART BUT AT LEAST THEY ARE ALLOWING THEIR SELVE TIME TOO FILL YOUR SCRIPT RIGHT WERE WALGREENS DON'T CARE THEY JUST WANT TO GET YOU OUTTA THEIR.
Mr dumas

Glendale Heights, IL

#76 Jun 12, 2009
TOM wrote:
Good luck to all the plaintiffs against Walgreen's with your bogus claims. It should be an easy few dollars in your pockets. Try working for your money. It is much more gratifying.
The people there were working for their money, Walgreens however, was not paying them in full for their work. This was masked by placement in underperforming stores, etc... Obviously, you have never been undervalued or shortchanged for the work you do- why should anyone else be because of his/her race?
Arlee

AOL

#77 Jun 16, 2009
Not my real name.. I have been fired from walgreens because I used a valid register rewards that prints out. They claimed that I signed some form saying I knew it was wrong. Never signed the form, and they won't send me a copy of my signed form. They want me to pay the fine, get put in a data base and delay unemployment. The judge hasn't said an answer yet, but it will be no. Another manager from another store said what happened to me happened to a lot of people lately. Cheap way of getting out of paying unemployment and cutting payroll costs. Took a horrible turn on my dignity and self worth. Ass holes. Especially with this economy. Oh, and they won't pay extended benefits cus of "gross misconduct" over a $9 coupon!!
i was wondering

Houston, TX

#78 Jun 16, 2009
Arlee:
Was the register reward that you used printed out on a purchase that you made or one from a customer's purchase? I have worked a t Walgreens in three different cities and I had to sign a letter stating that i knew it was wrong to use a cusotmer's rewards. There have been many employees fired for this practice because the rewards are for the customer that made the purchase for which it was printed. If it was your purchase that the reward printed then it should be on the video from the register that you checked out at. We are supposed to tear up any coupons that print that the customer does not want. That is the rule. If you broke the rule you pay the price. Sorry, but that is the bottom line.
The last person at one of the stores that I worked that was fired for this practice was checkling out with me and abotu to go to lunch taking a magazine off the rack to read while she was at lunch WITH LOSS PREVENTION IN THE STORE. I told her I would not do that because they considered that the same as "grazing" (eating food from the shelves) and she looked at me like I was crazy. This was while they were in the store to handle the problem of her using the coupon.
I know you dont want to hear this, but if they cant trust because you have used a coupon that was not yours to use, how can they trust you with the money and merchandise in the store. A persons honesty has nothing to do with the economy and everything to do with their character. And it does not matter how much you stole, just that you stole by doing this.
Not my name

Roswell, GA

#79 Jun 20, 2009
ZEBRA wrote:
I filed a charge of racial discrimination with EEOC against walgreens. The charge has been accepted and walgreens is in the process of being served and investigation started. Does anyone know of a good attorney who could help me in my "rebuttle" during the investigation stage and/or take my case on contingency basis?
Contact Tiffany B. Klosener of Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer; she won $24M from Walgreens already.
Need a Lawyer

Roswell, GA

#80 Jun 20, 2009
Contact Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23800512/ check it out.
Joyce

Troy, OH

#81 Jun 21, 2009
Kim wrote:
I have worked for Walgreens for 5 yrs now and also a member of mgt. I have never once been treated badly by the Company.
I feel very fortunate to work for such a great company with excellent benefits.
But in the end its people like me that suffer from these bogus lawsuits.
I have worked for Walgreens now for 4 years and was promoted to SBA a year and half ago. Instead of getting the days and hours that the rest (ALL) of the SBAs in our district have I am getting the privilege of working nights and weekends while the part time young ones in the department get weekeends off, day hours and an easy workload. At first I was told I had to work one night a week to get weekends off then, my percentages had to be above a certain number still no weekends and now the nights are creeping up. Less days more nights. I am 67 years old. The photo head gets days and weekends off (same store) and has to work one night a week. Why such a difference in rules? I don't know you tell me. I have talked to management and get the run around. How can you call Walgreens such a wonderful place to work when such crap is going on? I have to work so I have no choice but to put up with their discriminatory practices!
Another employee

Troy, OH

#82 Jun 21, 2009
employee wrote:
walgreens only cares about numbers not there employees,there is no ethics or morality
AMEN!!!! you are so right. Numbers first and employees....well, they don't care they can always get more
Open Door Policy

Arlington Heights, IL

#83 Jun 24, 2009
Joyce wrote:
<quoted text>I have worked for Walgreens now for 4 years and was promoted to SBA a year and half ago. Instead of getting the days and hours that the rest (ALL) of the SBAs in our district have I am getting the privilege of working nights and weekends while the part time young ones in the department get weekeends off, day hours and an easy workload. At first I was told I had to work one night a week to get weekends off then, my percentages had to be above a certain number still no weekends and now the nights are creeping up. Less days more nights. I am 67 years old. The photo head gets days and weekends off (same store) and has to work one night a week. Why such a difference in rules? I don't know you tell me. I have talked to management and get the run around. How can you call Walgreens such a wonderful place to work when such crap is going on? I have to work so I have no choice but to put up with their discriminatory practices!
I recommend you contact your District Manager if you feel you are being treated unfairly by the store manager. Exercise your right under the Open Door Policy.. If things do not change after you take this step...then you have a right to make the claims you do.
Sanity

Waterloo, IA

#84 Jul 2, 2009
Sheila wrote:
Auntie M - My attorneys and I are very interested in all lawsuits pending or being filed against Walgreen's, especially concerning illegal retaliation and discrimination matters. I know they have been very, very bad, too.
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I am very interested in lawsuits against Walgreens in Michigan. Would love to find an attorney that is willing to go against them. I was a store manager....terminated for discrimination...contact me at [email protected]
Sanity

Waterloo, IA

#85 Jul 2, 2009
Sheila wrote:
Auntie M - My attorneys and I are very interested in all lawsuits pending or being filed against Walgreen's, especially concerning illegal retaliation and discrimination matters. I know they have been very, very bad, too.
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I was terminated for bogus discrimination. I even have the LP file. Contact me at [email protected]
my name is john d

Centralia, IL

#86 Sep 4, 2009
i worked for walgreens 13 yrs ,got hurt on the job,torn rotator cuff,then was put on limited duty by doc,walgreens looked at the doc's report and worked around it,then i hurt my back,got 2 settlements ,then they said i was sleeping on the job,they fired me ,the state said that was wrong thing to do,so my lawyer is looking into a law suit,thats just a little bit of my case, walgreens dc in mtv.hope to hear others on how walgreens does stuff.

Since: Sep 09

Centralia, IL

#87 Sep 4, 2009
Sheila wrote:
Auntie M - My attorneys and I are very interested in all lawsuits pending or being filed against Walgreen's, especially concerning illegal retaliation and discrimination matters. I know they have been very, very bad, too.
<quoted text>
my suits are still on going, they fired me after i got a settlement on a false charge.

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