My name is Stacey and I used to work for Target in Overland Park, KS from 1999 to April or May of 2000. During the course of my employment with Target Stores I was hired as a cashier. My bosses in charge of my former female boss Becky made her fire me because of several reasons. First I complained to her about being put in carts a lot and my main job was cashier and not a cart attendant. I also complained of other labor/employment issues on the job and I believe that I was fired because I opposed several violations in the workplace. She had to be getting her orders from the higher ups so the fault was in her bosses and not her. When I was sexually harassed by two females at work they tried to turn the situation around and say that I wanted to have an affair with Becky. I do not remember their names since I never reported the harassment to my boss. Becky is a very attractive lady but I would not risk my job to have an affair with a married lady who was my boss. Even though we didn't get along together on the job she would always have some joke to say or something nice to say to me. I think she was mean because she was in situation to where she had to be mean because of pressure from her higher ups in charge of her. I wrote Becky some letters about my situation at Target thinking that she would understand why I really left or was forced out at Target. I never heard back from her and I hear from Target's attorney that I am not to contact her or any Target employee or enter any Target Store at all.
Target's attorney threatened me saying that if I did ever contact any Target employee or go into any Target Store then the law enforcement authorities would be called on me. My complaint is that I cannot even go into any Target Store and just simply shop? I don't care about seeking remmployment there since I now have a job. I also complained in 2002 that I was not rehired by Target for other positions besides cashier as I had plenty of experience to be hired in other position that I was qualified for. I have even owned my own business before and I know some foreign languages as well. Do any of the other Target employees have those qualifications? Was I overqualified? I complained to Mary the clerk and called her in 2002 at 1-913-327-7770 at the Target Store I used to work for. She was being rude to me and explained to me that I was not to address my concerns to her. I remember one event to where the Overland Park Police officers tried to arrest me twice and I asked them where are their legal documents from Target's attorney that I am not supposed to enter any Target store. they couldn't show me nothing so I walked away and didn't come back into that store in Overland Park, KS since 2002. My complaint against the police is that they had no reason to try to detain me unless I was on the store property committing some crime. I do not recall ever committing a crime. Since I used to work there I would not do anything rash like get myself arrested or etc. I think that Target barred me from their stores because I opposed, challenged their hiring or rehiring practices with black males in certain job positions, or that they thought I was a threat because I am a black male who 6'4,280lbs, mostly all muscle with little body fat except on the waist and stomach. I think my race was perceived by Target's attorney as a threat so I think race played an issue here even if he doesn't admit it. Target will give me a bad or negative reference to other employers in saying that I am not a good candidate for rehire but I received a raise there so that eliminated my work record at Target as being bad. There is more information to this but I am looking for an attorney who handles class-actions against employers like Target because at the time I complained there are probably many complaints like mine against Target Corporation. Please help me because my name and good reputation are being abused by Target. I am reporting the law office in Kansas City, mo because Target's attorney Mr. Blumenthal represents Target Corporation.
Kansas City, Missouri
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