Grocery worker fired for stopping shoplifter Dec 28, 2007 20:59:06 GMT -5
Post by mrwednesdaynight on Dec 28, 2007 20:59:06 GMT -5
Yes, at least at my last job there was a zero tolerance policy with this. I worked at a movie theater and its was stressed over everything else, do not try and be a hero under any circumstance. If a person was choking or injured, all we could do was call for the proper help and alert the management on duty. If we were to mess up in anyway trying to help, then we opened the company and ourself up to a lawsuit and other potential trouble. If we were being robbed, we were to comply with all demands within reason and not try to stop the robber.
The company is completely in the right here. The rule isn't just for the protection of the customer but, the employee as well. The robber could easily have had a hidden weapon and killed this guy for chasing him down causing even more trouble.
If I was choking in a place like a movie theater, and almost died because of it, and the employees did nothing but STARE at me while it happened and didn't try to help, THAT'S when I'd sue them.
Maybe thats were these problems are coming from, a sue happy culture and a judictial system that is sympathic to morons. ive had my house broken into and have been robbed three times. the answer the cops give me is get renters insurance. when i questioned whether or not i could put bear traps in my backyard to take care of the people sneaking in around back, i was told that would put me in the wrong. if you ask me, if a criminal steps in a bear trap while sneaking around my backyard then its his own fault. he shouldnt have been in my backyard. if a criminal gets beaten down by a store clerk running out of a store with stuff they stole, then maybe they shouldnt be stealing. what happened to common sense? lawyers, thats what.