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Asda / unethical dismissal

1 Malton, England, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

My complaint is with regards to an incident that happened recently at the Asda supermarket in Malton. Two 'colleagues' were recently sacked due to apparent misconduct when they ate approximately 10p's worth of chocolate from the cage that holds the waste food. This food is deemed unfit to sell or is out of date, although the majority of food is still perfectly edible and could easily be donated or given away for free. Asda on the other hand would rather claim the money back from wasting this food rather than give it away for free, a fine example of greed and capitalism. The two colleagues involved in this incident were caught on camera apparently 'grazing' this waste cage for food to eat and have been dismissed because of this. My complaint is that both the store manager and the deputy manager know of others that take waste food reguarly and themselves have been known to top up the coffee, sugar and tea jars with items from the waste. Comments have been made by both the manager and deputy stating that they would: 'get rid of the people they don't like' and constantly threatening staff members jobs over any disagreement. I believe that people have been singled out and have lost their jobs over something that could have easily been resolved with a warning. Asda claims to have respect for it's colleagues and offers a fair working environment, however in my years employment with them I have seen nothing to support this.

Apr 3, 2013

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