JCPenney Informative - Discrimination, Association Discrimination, Racism At JCPenney's
There are some extremely serious unethical, illegal (if discrimination is really illegal) and immoral situations at JC Penney's in Alabaster, Al. It is virtually impossible to fight them for if you do, you are targeted (all management will band together) and they will find any excuse to fire you. Or they will make your life so miserable you quit. From the first month I worked there I was told to watch blacks and Mexicans as they were almost all thieves (Mexicans were "dirty". Black employees were targeted and I was told by the supervisor in catalog one particular black employee was a thief and was stealing, and only kept her job because she was black. I was told to "keep an eye on her". I was told another black employee was lazy, and got her job back, after being fired, only because she was black. The Mexican workers are treated the same and the same things, and much more is said about them. A gay man was told he would not be promoted because he was gay. Then he was fired for doing something he was told to do, and something many other employees have done. The store manager was having sex with an employee there (both married) and the whole store (almost) was aware of this. She got tons of extra hours (when everyone else's hours were cut) broke all company "rules and regulations"yet kept her job even after he was fired for other things.
The other male supervisor there says he's not worried about being caught (he fools around with his employees)because he makes sure he doesn't do anything on camera. He made a point of telling a female employee, after she tried to protest his sexual suggestions towards her, that the employees who had sex with their supervisors are the ones who kept their jobs and that no one would take anything she said seriously as they were all against her. JCP has a no retaliation and anti-discrimination policy they stress all the time, but, it is a total sham. If you complain or protest, your complaint letters "disappear",your life at work becomes miserable, your hours change, rumors are spread about you by supervisors, every transaction you do is scrutinized, new job "tasks"appear and your character is slammed.
They make sure they do nothing that can be interpreted as clear racism but it is everywhere. If they feel some employee may recognize it and complain, they set out on a fierce campaign to get rid of that employee one way or another. It is unbelievable this exists there and no one can do anything to change it.