Tuesday, May 6, 2014

 

note:  THIS IS A RELATIVELY 'OLD' SITE BUT IT CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE OF INTEREST TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF TARGET AND OF PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THOSE WHO ARE CONSIDERING A 'CAREEr' AT THIS 2ND RATE, employee unfriendly, RETAIL CHAIN.   


read this carefully and remember, if you invest years with this chain and get to the point where you have a living wage, that you will probably be someone that target considers to be overpaid and thus replaceable with a younger and lower paid person.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
Lavonne C. Beckford v. Target Corporation

The below article summarizes a very interesting case in Arizona Federal Court (Lavonne Beckford v. Target Corporation) where Target Corporation was accused by Plaintiff Beckford of systematically firing long service Target employees in order to save money by employing new hires.  Various internet sites have posters who make similar claims online.  This case points up many of these Target allegations. 

To jump to the conclusion and perhaps save you a lot of reading here is Targets last paragraph of a 16 page document.  The matter was in fact dismissed in 2010 and while Target initially asked for costs and provided a 40 page list of costs, Target finally agreed to waive costs.

The Courts CONCLUSION:

Ms. Beckford’s testimony is replete with references to her “beliefs” or “feelings” that race and retaliation were factors in her termination. To avoid summary judgment, however, she must present more than her subjective belief. See, e.g., Little v. Republic Refining Co., 924 F.2d 93, 96 (5th Cir. 1991) (plaintiff’s beliefs insufficient to avoid summary judgment). She must go beyond her own perceptions and beliefs, and present “specific, substantial, and significantly probative evidence” that the defendant’s explanation is a sham and a pretext for unlawful discrimination. She cannot do so. For all of these reasons, Target respectfully requests that the Court grant summary judgment in its favor on her claims.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this 28th day of February, 2010.