Construction superintendent at a Washington-area home improvement store is the latest person to say she’s quit after the company fired her.
Core Construction fired Kristine Johnson after the business found she was not meeting minimum safety standards.
Johnson had worked for the company for about three years.
A spokeswoman for the business said Johnson was no longer with the company.
The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
In a letter sent Thursday, Core said Johnson violated several safety and performance standards and violated company policies and procedures.
Core said that it would investigate Johnson’s firing and, if found to have acted in bad faith, it could terminate her contract.
Core did not respond to a request for comment.
Core said Johnson had not met minimum safety and safety standards for the construction of the home improvement center at the shopping center.
Johnson’s lawyer, William E. Ketcham, said Johnson could not have violated the company’s code of conduct because she had not worked for Core in the past.
Core told Johnson she was fired because she was an independent contractor, according to the letter.
Johnson has been with Core for more than 10 years and has a master’s degree in home improvement management.
She is a member of the American Association of Home Builders and the Association of Professional Home Buildners, according a company biography.
Johnson had been working at the Center for Home Improvement since December.
A representative from Core did not return a request seeking comment on the letter Thursday.
The center did not reply to messages seeking comment or on an email sent to a reporter.
Core had been hiring new employees, said company president Kevin P. Hannon.
It hired six new employees last year.
The agency said in a statement that it hired two more people in July and the agency is currently recruiting more employees.