PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - 7-Eleven is clearing house of its franchises after the federal investigation of several stores in
New York and Virginia.
7-Eleven Corporate is taking over operations of franchise stores involved in the immigration investigation. That means many of the franchise workers who had nothing to do with the federal investigation are out of a job.
10 On Your Side talked to Carline Green who worked at a Portsmouth 7-Eleven franchise that is involved in the investigation.
"Now I have no job. It hurts," Green said. "I got kids. I can't do anything. I've been putting in applications. I've been doing what I'm supposed to do, but it's not going to bring money in here faster."
A 7-Eleven corporate spokeswoman said Green could reapply for her job and sent this statement in response:
7-Eleven, Inc. does have a policy of terminating all employees at stores during a changeover process from franchise to corporate when illegal activity is involved. The employees do have the right to reapply for employment at that location or any other 7-Eleven location.
A source with knowledge of the proceedings told WAVY.com that, "All former associates employed by franchises indicted by the federal government will be reimbursed by 7-Eleven, Inc. for any unpaid wages. People seeking outstanding wages must provide identification required by law and can apply for reimbursement."
WAVY.com asked 7-Eleven about Green's case and is still waiting for an answer.
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