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Old 29-12-2007, 07:01 PM posted to
Gregory Morrow[_2_] Gregory Morrow[_2_] is offline
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Default Whole Foods Worker Sacked For Stopping Shoplifter...

Sqwertz wrote:

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...