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The Save A Lot stores on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Lancaster Road shut down permanently earlier in the year.

Dallas Save A Lot owners allegedly left buildings, workers in terrible shape

After closing there are claims of unfair compensation and stolen items

Two Save A Lot stores in the Dallas area recently closed and allegedly left a mess behind in terms of employee compensation and building conditions, reports The Dallas Weekly.

The Save A Lot stores on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Lancaster Road shut down permanently earlier in the year, and some workers left feeling short-changed in terms of severance and PTO reimbursement from owner and operator Yellow Banana LLC and parent company Moran Foods.

One worker, Dorthy Bisco, claimed she did not get paid severance or the option to transfer once the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. location closed, according to The Dallas Weekly. Instead, she was offered a “Separation Agreement and General Release” from Yellow Banana which provided a one-time payment of $2,000. The agreement also cleared the owner and operator of any wrongdoing.

The Dallas Weekly said Yellow Banana did compensate workers the $2,000 as outlined in the agreement without a signature.

Save A Lot’s internal policy states employees can receive a severance after their fifth year with the company — one paycheck a year for each year worked.

Unused PTO also was not paid out, according to workers interviewed.

Furthermore, managers at the two Dallas locations told The Dallas Weekly the stores were set up for failure.

Low stock and late shipments crippled the stores, and performance goals were unreachable. There were weeks when the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. location only pulled in $5,000 out of a projected $60,000 to $85,000.

The Dallas Weekly article also claimed Yellow Banana was behind on bills for product and repair vendors, and that the current building owner at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. lost several fixtures and equipment after they were taken by Moran Foods LLC’s procurement team.

Yellow Banana has not responded to a request for comment in time for the publication of this story.


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