While I know most people believe they should stop a crime if they see it happening, you should probably know what your employer’s policy is before you throw someone to the ground for shoplifting. The sad part is, this guy’s actions will probably get the company sued by the crook.
“Roger, you admitted that on March 28, 2011, you pursued a shoplifter and engaged in physical force to apprehend this shoplifter,” the one-page notice reads. “This is a violation of Best Buy’s Inappropriate Conduct Policy which states that employees are prohibited from ‘pursuing shoplifters under any circumstance or using physical force to detain shoplifters’ and ground for termination. Your employment with Best Buy is terminated, effective immediately.”
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