Ben Bonnema, a former employee of Trader Joe’s Upper West Side location in Manhattan, claimed on Twitter last week he was fired for asking for safer workplace conditions. Bonnema alleges he wrote a letter to the company's CEO, requesting heightened safety measures such as improved filtration, limiting store capacity based on CO2 levels, not allowing anyone inside the store without a mask, and adopting a "3 strikes policy" to keep "uncooperative people from our stores."
Nicolas Stover, is suing the company after being fired from a Winchester, Kentucky call center for what his supervisor told him was “time theft.” In the involuntary termination letter he received on Dec. 21, 2017, there was no written reason for his dismissal, although he says his supervisor accused him of taking too much personal time, due to his “excessive bathroom breaks.”
You wouldn’t walk up to a co-worker’s cubicle and challenge him to do 25 sit-ups on a typical workday, but you might challenge him online if your company was using one of the new social media platforms designed to encourage employees to stay (or get) in shape. Or you might find that challenge in your own inbox, or an offer to go for a bike ride after work