The only evidence I have is that the onsite manager insisted that I show up for the over/double time graveyard shift, because I was what is known as a "Snag Clerk", and there were very few of us, and even fewer willing to do the election night over/double time shift, and they needed as many of us to fill those duties as possible. The banning occurred at the other location, one hour before I went to the location that wanted me to do the graveyard shift, which I was never banned from.Do you have any evidence at all that you were told to come into work at that time (not evidence that you were there but that you were supposed to be there)?
What led to your ban from the other property?
Why I was banned from the other location:
This location was in an outdoor area surrounded by concrete. There were a few guys standing across from me, smoking weed onsite in front of everyone and not hiding it at all. I had to take a drug test just to get hired, along with a background check, but these guys were smoking pot and creating large clouds (enhanced by the foggy weather) out in the open where everyone could see them. I saw one of them throw away a roach into the trash can while it was still lit.
I and a few other workers were at that moment assigned to go to one of the voting sites, so we had to wait in line for over an hour for things to get ready, and we had nothing to do but watch some coworkers get high in the distance. While standing in line, I saw a dried wilted flower on the floor, I picked it up, lit it with my lighter, and got a cheap thrill out of it, as did a few ladies who were waiting in line next to me who told me how cool it looked. Out of complete nowhere comes this angry middle aged female who started shouting at me in front of everybody, demanding that I leave the premises or she would bring the police. I told her that there were some guys smoking weed right across from where she was yelling at me, but she didn't care. I asked for her name and she showed me her LA County badge. Later on I found out that she was the HR manager for the LA County election jobs. After I left, I called the county office, and asked to speak with whomever was in charge of her. I got the phone number of her boss, but her boss's secretary wouldn't let me speak to her boss. Instead she gave me the number of some other guy who was onsite from where I just got banned, and said that he was one level above the HR lady, but one level below her boss whom I was trying to speak with. After speaking to that guy, it was clear to me that he was going to take the HR lady's side, and didn't care that she humiliated me in front of a whole bunch of other people, and fired me for doing less than what some other guys were doing. I emailed her boss, and her boss at first gave me this response
Yesterday I ask (name of the onsite guy) to contact you".
Her response had bad grammar, as bad as what you would expect to see in a text message. I emailed her back and wrote
"I talked to him yesterday, and I mentioned that to you in my email. Please read the email when you get a chance. Thank you."
I asked her to please read my first email, because it didn't seem like she read it at all. She responded with more poor grammar:
"I reread the email. I understand that you regret your actions, but the County has a zero tolerance policy for your actions. We will look further into the actions of others you mentioned.
Lessons learned. You have the right attitude and have been honest with us. I am sure you will continue to find work. Stick to those values you expressed with us. Good luck."
A few days after both assignments had ended (the one I got banned from and the one with the election overnight graveyard shift), I found out that I wasn't going to be paid for the overtime that I did at the location that I was banned from. I contacted the HR lady's boss again and told her that my agencies weren't paying me, and this time she told me off on the phone, threatened me with a restraining order, and said that I had to deal with the agency in regards to receiving payment, and to not contact her again or she would call the police. She told me that I had a restraining order placed on me the day I was banned anyway, which I wasn't aware of at all. Then later on, the other agency decided they didn't want to pay me for the overtime hours I worked either, in fact they don't want to pay me at all. They removed an entire week from my time sheet, and I suspect that the banning incident is the reason why both of these agencies are refusing to pay me and why they and the county are threatening me with legal action just for inquiring about my money.