Imagine walking into work and being handed a letter that says you must go on an unpaid leave for two days and you're under investigation. That's what happened to around 250 workers Wednesday in Rocky Mount.
Around 75 of those workers from QVC gathered to protest. The letter says the workers have 48 hours to provide documentation showing why they took money from their 401k account, known as a hardship withdrawal.
But what the workers don't understand is why QVC is getting involved when their 401k transactions are done with Fidelity, and they also don't understand why they have to provide documentation again after they say they already proved it was legit to Fidelity.
QVC's says, "QVC is investigating alleged irregularities regarding employee 401k hardship withdrawals at our Rocky Mount distribution center. Due to the current investigation, we cannot provide any additional information at this time."
Fidelity did not return our calls seeking comment.