Last week my supervisor called me into my office to inform me that some fraudulent activity had been authorized on one of our mobile accounts and that I had authorized the purchases of some equipment to a residence. He also claimed a rep from the vendor spoke to me that morning. I denied it and said I had not received any calls from the vendor that morning. I even suggested looking at the call log on my phone to confirm this, but they didn’t seem to want to. I was then placed on paid admin leave while they “investigate”.
Earlier this week I was told I could come back into work the next day. When I came in I went to my supervisor’s office to find out what they discovered. He told me that I was “ruled out” from the activity and that they couldn’t prove it was me. Two days later, I am called back into my supervisor’s office and told the company is terminating my employment. According to them, the carrier provided some evidence that they did call my office line and spoke to someone. “Since I was the only one who had access to my office and phone, I HAD to be the one who took the calls and authorized the orders.” I asked them again to look at my call log because something was wrong, but they were convinced what they were provided was enough to terminate me.
I packed my personal items and headed home. When I arrived, I became concerned because if they did call my number and they spoke to someone why didn’t my phone ring? I decided to call my office line from home and the first three time I got a message for a different number that I had never heard of. I called my office line one more time and someone picked up asking if they were looking for “me” and I said I am “me”. Apparently, this guy had been receiving calls for me for sometime and people had been asking for me. It seems my calls to my office line are being redirected to from what I suspect different numbers. He had about 20+ voice mails for me as well. He was upset, but was willing to help in anyway he could to get the calls to stop.
So even though the carrier did call my number, it doesn’t prove that the phone in my office rang or that I picked up. My family has advised me to seek some legal council seeing as I have been wrongfully terminated, through a weak investigation.
They were adamant to get me out the door and wouldn’t even give me the benefit of the doubt to resolve the matter. Honestly, this might have been avoided if they just looked at my calls logs as I asked the day they put me on leave. I am still investigating on my end to figure this out, but I’m not sure I want to communicate with them anymore as they don’t seem to be in a hurry to help me or give my job back.