After thousands of years of the Catholic Church killing endless amounts of people because they refuse to convert, they still destroying people’s lives who practice differently than them. Here is my personal ongoing fight with a company whose owners and upper management are full blown Catholics. Back in January it was announced that I was fired unlawfully from my job, and here are the details. I will attempt to put the paper work in logical order. I am leaving out certain parts as they were thrown out by the State of Oklahoma or just show legal redundancy. First I will introduce my written statement that both the Unemployment Commission and the EEOC received. Then I lay the scanned paperwork from there.
At approx. 12:00 p.m. I went to Burger King #9532 on NW 23rd and Meridian in Okc. Jon Wheeler winked at me in his office. While waiting on Jon to give me my paycheck, I saw that my name wasn’t on the schedule.
Jon said “One of the girls from the other store must have called the owners about you. Why do you think you were transferred out here? I’m just doing what Doug said.”
I got Doug’s number from Jon and proceeded to call Doug. I asked Doug why I was fired. Doug said “What did Jon say?” I said “He said you told him to fire me.” Doug said “Let me talk to Jon.” I gave my phone to Jon. They talked. Then Jon took me into the office. I sat down in the chair and he leaned on the desk. I asked why I was fired.
“Doug told me to fire you for insubordination and bad work ethic.” Jon said.
“Ok, so where are my write ups? You know I always did what you asked, I kept labor low, and made sure the store was clean.”
“I know, I know. This is because a lot of people here are uncomfortable with your religion. It is just stupid, but that’s the way it is.” Jon said.
“So you are telling me that you fired me because of my religion?” Is that what you are saying?” I asked.
“Yes, but I won’t say that.” Jon responded.
“Ok, Jon, so what if I was recording this conversation on my phone right now?” I said.
“Did you ask 2 people to go to your church?” Jon asked.
I said, “Yes, Dakota talked to Jeremy and Jackie asked me. I didn’t go to them. They came to us. We don’t recruit in my religion. Besides, I am too busy anyway writing a book.”
“Doug and Jeannie both told me you weren’t sent to watch anything, or they both lied to me. I’m not stealing anything here. You know, I know that there is theft going on here.” Jon said.
“Jon I haven’t done anything to you because I had no proof of anything. Look who always talks back and leaves here instead of working with me. Plus remember that night I called Precious to leave early and Jennifer got pissed. Then the safe was $20 short. I think it was because Jennifer’s drawer came up $17 short and blamed me. That was her set up.”
“You know, Precious told me about that conversation you guys had the other night when she quit. She said that you said I had sex with that girl who worked with me. I don’t even remember her name. She only worked for me for a week.” Jon said.
“No Jon, Kallie worked for you for 3 weeks. She said you showed her pictures of a black dildo and you all talked. Then y’all started having sex. That was when I threw her out. So instead of talking to me you fired me over a conversation with someone and because of my religion?” I said.
“Well Adam, I was pissed. I called Doug and he told me to fire you for those reasons.” Jon said.
“Instead of talking to me and not giving a shit about my 3 kids, 2 of which are handicapped. You let your pride and fear get in your way, and fire me without just cause.” I said.
“Yeah, I guess I did. I’m a yes man.” Jon said.
“Ok, so can I get my job back somewhere else? I need to feed my children. This is only about my children.” I said.
“I’ll call Doug after lunch and then call you.” Jon said.
I said “Ok.”
Then around 2:45p.m. Jon called me from 405-633-4891. He said “Doug is in a meeting with the owners. I will talk with him after the conference call this afternoon. I will then call you back.”
Jon never called back.
Doug called at 7:13p.m. on 1/28/13. I asked if he had talked to Jon yet.
“No, I just got back in town. I will be there in the morning.” Doug said.
I said “Will one of you call me tomorrow?”
Doug said “I didn’t know that was the plan. Yeah one of us will call you tomorrow.”
On Tuesday morning, 1/29/13
Approx. April 23rd I went in to eat at the restaurant and Doug came over and offered me a job with Burger King with a former boss at Whataburger, Jeannie Gordon. The next day I went to her store, filled out a paper application, and 2 wks later I was hired on.
In July I self-published a book for my church and one Monday when I went to pick up my check I showed Jeannie the book outside. She then proceeded to cross herself in the manner of the Catholic prayer. My friend Jeremy Melvin witnessed this action.
Around September 20th of 2012 Jeannie Gordon advised me that I would be promoted to Shift Manager. And during that conversation she told me “Adam I just want you to know I have never discriminated against you because of your religion.”
Then September 27th I passed the test to get Shift Manager position. And at that point I was promoted to Shift Manager.
Around Oct 17th I was asked to work a day shift because folks called in. D.O. Doug Davis was there helping as well. And after the lunch rush I was advised by Doug not to do any “recruiting” for my church from employees or customers.
Note since I was promoted to shift manager , every time I was a manager on duty my shift was understaffed. Per Jeannie Gordon , I could handle 2 positions as a manager .
Beginning of December I was transferred to Jon Wheeler’s store. The first Sunday I worked there, there was a large religious gathering of only African American males. I was told that they stayed here every Sunday and had religious meetings.
The next Sunday and 4 consecutive Sundays I worked at Jeannie’s store.
On every Thursday I was to work with Shift Manager Angela. I was sent home saying that labor was too high, and she even stood in front of the door, arms crossed and wouldn’t let me in the store.
Then every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings Angela was supposed to take over shift at 10 o’clock and she came in anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half early on both days. She always made me go home then.
On Thursday January 24th Angela was assigned to work at quail springs mall and I was to work at the home store. Cheryl – an employee was being disrespectful to me by discriminating my religion. Assistant Manager Shaun Farley advised me to write her up and signed and accepted it. Please see the attached write up for her.
Then Monday January 28th, as at the beginning of this, I went in for my paycheck and was told I was fired.
January 31, 2013
The Oklahoma Unemployment Commission original denied my claim. I obviously appealed and a Tribunal was set. I set my witnesses up and so forth. O & M Restaurants, claimed through written statements by crew members that I was creating a hostile work environment by trying to force people to becoming members of my Satanic Club. Problem being, these 2 folks were fired before the Tribunal and could not back up their written statements. Thus, these statements were thrown out. The Tribunal was recorded, and if I get hold of it I will create a mp3 for folks. The next set of pics is the paperwork going along with that and you will see I was granted unemployment.
Then they decided to appeal the Tribunal. Then the Board found in my favor again. Unemployment was secured and they took it as far as it could go without taking the commission to court. Here is Burger Kings appeal and the final findings of the board.
Some how the Unemployment paperwork did not get to the EEOC office, so I personally delivered these findings to them. We are down to the month of the standard 6 month investigation, so I will inform folks with the decision that EEOC comes to as it is known to me. BTW, so folks know, between dealing with this, finding a job, and classes needed to keep my unemployment I am quite busy. So folks know, no LHP has won a suite over religious discrimination, guess that makes me a first yet again.