So they other day at work I decided to make myself a burrito. I had already had my shift meal for that day, so I knew my main boss (kitchen manager) wouldn't be okay with just taking it. The front house manager watched me make the burrito so I figured if that wasn't considered stealing. I wasn't trying to be sneaky about anything. So the front house manger asked me what I was doing and I told her I was making food for myself. She told me that I had already had my shift meal, so I told her I would pay for it.
Next thing I know the kitchen manager comes in and just starts screaming at me. He accused me of stealing from him. I told him I was very sorry and didn't know that wouldn't be okay even though the ticket for the burrito was already rung in. He continued to yell at me, calling me an idiot and pushing me around. He even grabbed my shirt and told me if that ever happened again than he would beat my ass and call the cops.
Then he stormed out
After I clocked out of work I decided to text him and ask him if he even wants me to work for him anymore. He has previously offered a $1000 cash bonus if I work through September, so I asked him if he is going to take that privelidge away from me. He told me again to leave him alone.
So the next day I was scheduled to work. I see my boss every singe day right when I walk in but not this day. His twin sons had their birthdays that day, and if he fired me that day than he wouldn't of been able spend the day with them because he would of had to cover for me. He decided to keep me working for that day, then I had a 3 day weekend, THEN he had me work another day he wanted off.
I didn't see him at all for those 5 days, and he already told me to leave him along twice over text. I walked in today and the first thing he said was "don't even clock in, you are out of here"
He did end up giving me a bonus, but it was half of what he initially offered. He said the company made him pay me the bonus.
All I want to know is if I can get anything from this guy. Can I file for unemployment? I still have the texts where he offered the $1000, can I somehow make him pay the other half? Keep in mind I was one of the hardest workers there and there were 2 witnesses that know the whole story. I know there is a probationary period in Montana, so I guess he can fire me for no reason. But he also put his hands on me. He didn't hurt me but he did shove me and grab my shirt.