My husband was fired Friday from a HUGE corporation where he has worked for 19+ years. They stated he falsified documentation (on sales orders) to increase his commission. He has a PRISTINE record with this company, winning awards after awards, having excellent evaluations, being included in a sales training video. There was no written change of commission scale and my husband had been recording a certain type of sale under a certain type of commission type for the past 2.5 years he has worked in sales. (He previously was in the technical division.) He was never warned in any way that this was improper, other salesreps have done it the same way. There apparently was some discussion regarding such sales in a meeting in November, but nothing was made "official policy", no memo's to the effect, etc.
He had an employee evaluation in January with excellent remarks, he has always been a MODEL employee and they fired him in a 15 minute meeting without severance, without anything.
They (BIG DOG) audited his sales records for a period of time and determined he was cheating. With his impeccable record, why would they not just set him straight, set all the salesreps straight on the issue, tell him NO this is not the correct way to do it, even charge him back (which I would also oppose) on commissions they felt they overpaid him.
Records could be obtained that would prove that this my husband's story. He is so absolutely honest -- and would never knowingly cheat on anything.
PLEASE! Advice? We have an appointment with an attorney on Thursday, someone I found in the yellow pages, but I need information now.