Justice for Evan Billboard Campaign

Justice for Evan Billboard Campaign

From Erica Erskine

Justice for Evan is continuing to hold Kroger accountable and liable for the wrongful death of Evan Seyfried and to raise public awareness of workplace bullying and mobbing one billboard at a time.

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Update #3

9 months ago

Lawsuit update: Judge denies Kroger’s motion to dismiss Seyfried lawsuit.

https://www.facebook.com/107694678259582/posts/237286045300444/?mibextid=cr9u03

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On March 9, 2021, Evan Seyfried, a 19 year exemplary employee of Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the U.S., and dues paying member of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) in Milford, OH, took his life after a six month campaign of psychological abuse, organizational mobbing and stalking carried out by two store managers, Shannon Frazee and Joseph Pigg, along with various coworkers.  

According to the wrongful death lawsuit filed in July 2021, Evan's life of "living hell" at work began in October 2020 during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Shannon Frazee (“Frazee”) began harassing Evan for wearing a mask, as was required of all associates and customers during this time, and labelled him as 'ANTIFA', while pitting other co-workers against him who mocked and humiliated him for this.
  • Frazee made unwanted sexual advances toward Evan which he reported.  It resulted in zero recourse.
  • Prior to a store audit, Frazee sabotaged Evan’s work by changing the dairy department schedule with the intent to purposely leave gaps in shifts which resulted in a huge backlog of work for him.  He was denied overtime to get caught up on daily tasks.  In addition, Frazee convinced other co-workers to meddle with the dairy department by placing outdated and damaged product back onto the shelves after it had been scanned out of store inventory.  A dairy associate eventually quit because he refused to be part of the orchestrated campaign.  
  • Evan was being followed home by co-workers believed to be pitted against him.  Neighbors began seeing unfamiliar vehicles parked outside Evan’s home for long periods of time.   Fearing for his safety, he moved in with his parents.
  • Evan became a whistleblower when he helped female co-workers report Joseph Pigg ("Pigg") for sexual harassment.  Pigg was temporarily transferred to another store, returning a few weeks later.  Retaliation soon followed when Pigg informed Evan that he was able to monitor his internet usage on the work computer system at all times, which he took as a viable threat.  
  • One of Evan’s female co-workers contacted their local union representative to complain about the toxic work environment.  Ultimately, no meaningful action was taken. 
  • Evan eventually stepped down from his position as dairy department manager and requested a transfer to another store, which was denied by store management.  He feared this was another tactic being used in an effort to terminate him.  It was alleged that Evan’s replacement was already chosen.
  • Evan received threatening texts from unknown numbers.  He also received texts containing explicit child pornography.

READ THE FULL LAWSUIT:

https://www.scribd.com/document/515480124/Lawsuit-Kroger-manager-drove-employee-to-suicide

Evan reported the relentless behavior he endured to both Kroger human resources, his store union steward and UFCW 75, all of which made no legitimate attempt to address, intervene, or shield Evan from the incessant mental torment he was subjected to daily, nor did they make any legitimate attempt to investigate, on its face, a hostile and abusive work environment.  Evan became a target for attempting to do the right thing.  Kroger failed to act in accordance with their own complaint policies.  

Kroger was complicit in an egregious attempt to avoid liability.

What your contribution means

Your contribution will help us fund billboards and other adverts in Cincinnati in order to hold Kroger accountable for its toxic work culture and raise public awareness of Evan’s story and the silent epidemic of workplace abuse.

Our goal is $15,000

All contributions will be used to fund billboards and other adverts in Cincinnati for a minimum four week period.

UNITED WE STAND.  JUSTICE FOR EVAN WE DEMAND!

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Erica Erskine posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #3

Lawsuit update: Judge denies Kroger’s motion to dismiss Seyfried lawsuit.

https://www.facebook.com/107694678259582/posts/237286045300444/?mibextid=cr9u03

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Erica Erskine posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #2

Remembering Evan Seyfried on his birthday. Founder Jana Murphy and Evan’s girlfriend Amy Chamberlin spoke with Max Alvarez for an episode of Working People Podcast.

https://therealnews.com/remembering-evan-seyfried-the-kroger-worker-management-bullied-to-death

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Erica Erskine posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #1

We’re off to a great start. Thank you to all who have donated thus far!

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