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Employee claims McLaren isn't paying them for day bomb threat forced them to leave work

Posted at 8:02 PM, Jun 04, 2019

LANSING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A McLaren employee reached out to Fox 47 saying that she's not getting paid for the day the Mid-Michigan Physicians building was evacuated.

The building is located on Lake Lansing Rd. and was evacuated May 28 after Lansing Township police and fire responded to a bomb threat.

The employee who wishes to remain anonymous said that she's frustrated by not getting paid for the day when it wasn't her or her colleague's fault they all had to leave work.

She said that all employees were told to go home because the building was unsafe.

"Today [Tuesday, June 4th] we came into work and we were told that we would not be paid for the bomb threat. That you could take no pay, or use your own PTO."

She said it's like a slap in the face, especially since she says they've been paid for days bomb threats happened in the past.

"We did what we were supposed to do and we followed procedures to evacuate not just us but our patients safely. We moved back when they told us to move back. We went home when they told us to go home. And none of us were given the option to go back inside to work to make our hours."

News 10 reached out to McLaren Greater Lansing to see if employees were or weren't paid for last Tuesday. Linda Toomey, their marketing manager, replied that the investigation is still ongoing and there's no additional information is available at this time.

Lansing Township Police also confirmed with Fox 47 Tuesday afternoon that a second bomb threat was made at the same building on May 31.

Police and fire responded at 10:30 AM.

Randy Volosky, an officer, said that a similar note was found on the second floor in a different room. Only that section of the building was evacuated and the K9 sweep took less than an hour.

No threat was found in either investigation.

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