Whole Foods Worker Sacked For Stopping Shoplifter...
> On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:42:00 -0600, Gregory Morrow wrote:
> > "John Schultz says he lost his job at Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor after
> > he tried to stop a shoplifter from making a getaway. But the company says he
> > went too far and violated a policy that prohibits employees from physically
> > touching a customer - even if that person is carrying a bag of stolen goods.
> The employee does have a case for wrongful termination (depending
> on the state). *He was off the clock and off the premises when
> the supposed violation occurred.
Yep...does a company "own" their employees when they are off the clock
and off the property...???
> This is also why most grocery companies outsource theft
> prevention services and security. *Liability.
Banks too, IIRC...