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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...