Asked in Employment Law and Products Liability for Missouri

Q: fired, bc I refused to sell penicillin to a woman said she wanted it 4 her son that has bronchitis,labeled animal only

as I was unlocking drug for her,woman said it was for her son with chronic bronchitis. I told her everything we sell in store medical wise is for animals only. She wanted a manager. He without questions gave it to her. I was terminated 2 months later (after Christmas rush) he said she complained I was ruid,I wasn't, he demanded I sign the company paper that says I was fired and the reason was because I was ruid. I told him I wanted a copy of the letter she wrote to complain about me and a copy of what he wanted me to sign. He refused.I refused to sign the paperwork he demanded I sign. And was fired . I feel I was unjustly fired .

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If you believe you were fired for complaining about an unlawful practice then you may file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC at or with the Missouri Commission of Human Rights at They will investigate. Although they can sue on your behalf, most o the time the won't do so and instead will issue you a right-to-sue letter.

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