Justified Outrage Over Wal-Mart’s Sacking of Hero Employee
If you see an assault in a Wal Mart parking lot, you might be able to help. If you work there, that gets you fired. Inhuman apathy is policy at Wal Mart. I hope Costco steps up and hires this guy with a raise.
this is why the right to self defense, or the right to interfere with a felony assault needs to be specifically spelled out in the law. SYG ain’t it. Companies need to be held to policies that comply with the concept of a right to help a victim or defend against an attack.
Wal-Mart’s firing of a Michigan man who says he tried to help a woman being assaulted in one of the retail giant’s parking lots is being met with outrage. Kristopher Oswald, 30, told WXYZ-TV in Detroit that he ended up fighting with the woman’s attacker as he tried to defend her at a Hartland Township store. Wal-Mart has policies against workplace violence to prevent employees from assaulting co-workers or tackling a shoplifter, but it appears nothing allows for them to assist in situations of imminent danger and self-defense, he said.
A spokeswoman for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. told The Associated Press on Thursday that while the company understood Oswald’s intentions, his actions violated company policy.