Dear LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries (Select Galleries) Jim Hendren:
This is a demand for ethical treatment of Daniel Wade Thompson, for a litany of damages done to him by LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries (Select Galleries), Jim Hendren, his direct reports, their subordinates et. Al.
Your signed LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries of Colorado Springs Employee Handbook states that you and your employees “agree to”:
“…use creative measures to get the desired outcome” (Sentence reads: I am will to use creative measure to get the desired outcome).
“We operate the store in a way that makes money. The store is the boss.”
The implication here is clear, you and your staff will lie, cheat and steal to make money. This was made clear in the following instances regarding myself, Daniel Wade Thompson. Listed below are just a sample of the matters that allowed me to arrive at this conclussion:
Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Forcing Mr. Thompson and other employees in my class to clock in early and go without lunch. The Warehouse Supervisor Mike Lockhart is known for stating, “Being on time is late. You will clock in no earlier than five minutes before your scheduled shift or you are late and you will cost all of your co-workers their bonuses”.
HIPPA Violations: Supervisor Mike Lockhart telling Daniel W. Thompson not to file a Labor & Industries report for an on the job injury to avoid a claim, a potential lawsuit and higher premiums. Mr. Lockhart telling Daniel Thompson’s co-workers that Daniel is bipolar, has extreme anger issues and his personal medical information. Due to Mr. Daniel W. Thompson’s Polymorphous Light Eruption, a sun allergy, which is actually a disease, Mr. Lockhart repeatedly called Mr. Thompson a “Vampire” in the presence of co-workers and others in the employment of LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries of Colorado Springs, as well as referring to Mr. Thompson and another employee (Ben Young) as the “Angry Team” due to the violation of both Mr. Young and Mr. Thompson’s rights.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): Mr. Mike Lockhart, acting as an agent of LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries, Jim Hendren and LA-Z-BOY Corporate Franchising repeatedly violated ADA and HIPPA by publicly humiliating, Mr. Thompson, by referring to him as a “Whiny little bitch” in team meetings, in the warehouse and whenever in the presence of other employees. During the course of the Department of Labor and Industries investigating the injury to Mr. Thompson, Mike Lockhart had the other employees refuse to return calls to the investigator under threat of retaliation.
It should be noted that retaliation was taken against Mr. Thompson for being honest regarding the Bose Speaker Wire issue despite the Employee Handbook (a semi-literate item that will make a great evidentiary piece and nice item for the Colorado Springs Gazette). It should also be noted that the “alleged handbook” refers to the EEO and to the Human Resources Department, neither of which exist at LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries, something the corporate folks will take interest in. How long has Mike Lockhart engaged in nepotism, supervising his wife? It appears that there are many personal and personnel issues at this location that can and should only be corrected via lawsuits, settlements and government agency interrogatories.
Mr. Thompsons evaluations scored significantly higher than the marks given. When Mr. Thompson asked Mike Lockhart about this difference and the opportunity to speak with Mr. Hendren, Mr. Lockhart replied, “This is my warehouse and I run it how I want”. It appears that Mr. Lockhart has undue influence on day to day operations. The question remains, why?
LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries appears to be operating outside the LA-Z-BOY Corporate Franchisee Operational Guidelines and outside the ethical boundaries of LA-Z-BOY Corporate, but well within the local guidelines of Jim Hendren, corrupt owner of Showcase Galleries, driven by profit, not people
Daniel Wade Thompson