ED Magedson – Founder
Grocers Supply Co.3131 E Holcombe Houston, Texas USA
Grocers Supply Co. GSC Grocers Houston Freedman Distributors Fiesta Quality Banana Parade brand dallas harlingen Reactive, Wrongful At-will Employer in Grocery & Restaurant Food Distribution Houston Texas
Had I decided in summer of 2013 to do this report--it would be very long as I fought Grocers Supply Company for a proper investigation; the police department for a proper accident report; gathered evidence of the scene; and finally the Texas Workforce Commission for unemployment insurance benefits. I belive that I can manage to keep this no more than five paragraphs. My employment as a regional/local driver was terminated by this company while I worked for its subsidiary Freedman (Meat) Distributors. My complaint(s) in the aftermath were not so much that I was dismissed but, rather, how I was dismissed in July 2013.
In early July 2013 I was assigned to the San Antonio route (because no one else with more tenure wanted it). At a "T" intersection outside of San Antonio before noon, I stopped at a red light (per witness) then made a routine right turn westbound toward SA after checking roadway for competing traffic. [continued below]....
Two weeks later I was called into the office to meet with the vice president of safety. This seemed unusual but I felt he merely wanted more face-to-face discussion of the collision and wanted to talk about some of the photographs. After some abrasive small talk about that most recent incident and other accidents and incidents, the VP placed the (investigative) erroneous police report in front of me then fired me. The police report had many errors regarding the collision. The most critical error was that the reporting officer in Schertz described the debris on the westbound side of the undivided highway. I tried dilligently to contact the reporting officer and his department to bring this error to their attention. Can't correct city hall I guess. The (impact) debris was fully in the innermost lane of the eastbound side. This was indicative that the inexperienced driver--right of way or wrong--attempted to enter oncoming traffic to pass me as I completed my right turn. This physical evidence had many other implications in favor of GSC and casting further doubts unto the driving school's claim (if any).
Even after the termination I fought to get to the truth of what happened, what did the other driver and witnesses have to say about the collision. I even travelled six hours round trip (on my own fuel) to the scene of the collision to gather more evidence and search for surveillance cameras. I contacted the lady from risk management who divulged to me that parents of the teenager who was driving refused to allow her to speak to investigators. So my employment termination was based almost solely on the police opinion and the fact that I was the other vehicle in the collision. That is a pure travesty of internal investigation justice (even for at-will). Grocers Suppy Company might have very well settled by now or given free money to the incompetent driving school's insurer. A working person loses their job without the other party even having to give a statement. Anyway, I could share volumes about this poor experience. In summary: Grocers Supply is a typical cargo carrier that is out of touch with its personnel, equipment, costs, and internal affairs.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/30/2013 04:57 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Grocers-Supply-Co/Houston-Texas-77021/Grocers-Supply-Co-GSC-Grocers-Houston-Freedman-Distributors-Fiesta-Quality-Banana-Parade-1111754. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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