Would Lululemon CEO mind if his fired employees shoplifted their severance payments?
Lululemon fired two female employees for trying to stop shoplifters
In case you missed it — OUTKICK, May 28, 2023:
Lululemon fired two employees in Georgia earlier this month for confronting masked robbers who were ransacking their store.Video shows three men bursting into the Peachtree Corners Lululemon store in Atlanta. That’s when the thieves grabbed as much merchandise as they could before sprinting out the door.“No, no, no, you can march back out,” former assistant manager Jennifer Ferguson said.“Chill, b-tch, shut your ass up,” one of the robbers yelled back.The men momentarily stood in the store doorway and stared at the employees before coming back inside to grab several more pairs of leggings.***The looters allegedly struck that same store nearly a dozen times before.***[The women] reported the robbery to the Gwinnett Police Department. Police tracked down the thieves and charged them with felony robbery.
For this, the women were summarily fired without severance. Lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald stoutly defended their firing, saying, “It’s only merchandise!”
A solution suggests itself.
Surely, McDonald would WELCOME having the fired employees shoplift from the same store to to make up their lost severance and future earnings.