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Walmart fires victim of felony assault

January 11th, 2010 by Vader

For defending himself.

I have a friend who runs the local grocery and calls Walmart “the Evil Empire.” Maybe he’s right.

But my experience is that there is considerable variation in how well individual Walmart stores are managed. Maybe this is just an egregiously bad one.

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January 11th, 2010 16:35:26
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Bookslinger
January 14, 2010

The infraction for which the employee was fired was that he physically confronted the thief, not that he defended himself after the thief assualted him. Had he not confronted the thief (ie, got “in his face”) in the first place, and kept his distance, merely recording the license plate, and/or taking photos, he would not have been fired.

I agree that Walmart is often the evil empire, but this guy knew the rules imposed on employees, even security guards, _no physical confrontation_. Or, if he was too stupid to know the rules, then he deserved to get fired for stupidity.

If you work for Walmart, you have to play by their rules.

I forget who, besides Adam, are the lawyers around here, but the lawyers should understand this policy, especially as it relates to Walmart’s liability for injuries to employees, customers, and even the alleged thieves.

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