On November 22, a Walmart employee killed six people and himself. It’s a nightmare that no one wants to experience. Business owners are limited in how they can protect people from customers off the street, but they can and should do more about employees.
According to a lawsuit filed by another Walmart employee, Donya Prioleau, she claims she made complaints regarding the shooter, calling his behavior bizarre and inappropriate.
Prioleau is suing for negligent hiring and retention. In a statement, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said, “We are reviewing the complaint and will be responding as appropriate with the court.” (This is standard procedure for a lawsuit, and almost all companies respond to pending cases in this manner.)
If Prioleau is correct and she and others raised concerns about the shooter’s behavior, how should Walmart have responded?
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