(Image source: Patch.com)

 

 

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

 

Some would call this a case of “no good deed goes unpunished”: A former Walmart employee says he was fired for helping an assaulted woman.

 

KRISTOPHER OSWALD: “She was screaming, and he jumped off the car, grabbed her by the arms like this and forced her against the car.” (Via WXYZ)

 

“Kristopher Oswald says he saw a man grab a woman by the arm early Sunday morning in Livingston County. Oswald says he asked the woman if she needed help, and the man started to attack him.” (Via WZZM)

 

The 30-year-old Michigan employee says it all happened while he was on break very early Sunday morning — and two other men jumped in and began beating him when he tried intervening. (Via WWMT)

 

Now, Walmart isn’t necessarily disputing the story. The company has a policy against workplace violence, and a Walmart representative told reporters Oswald violated that policy.

 

But Oswald says, shouldn’t the fact he was helping a customer mean anything?

 

OSWALD: “I’m always going to act the right way and do the right thing … even after all of this.” (Via WRIC)

 

Patch spoke with Oswald, who told the outlet he never intended for it to get physical — that he’d hoped a verbal intervention would be enough to help the woman he perceived had been in trouble.

 

If it’s any consolation, that Walmart representative we mentioned earlier called it “a tough decision” and said the company “understood Oswald’s intentions.” Still, he’s out of a job. He had only been at Walmart for about seven weeks.

Walmart Employee Fired 'for Helping Assaulted Woman'

by Christina Hartman
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Oct 18, 2013

Walmart Employee Fired 'for Helping Assaulted Woman'

(Image source: Patch.com)

 

 

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

 

Some would call this a case of “no good deed goes unpunished”: A former Walmart employee says he was fired for helping an assaulted woman.

 

KRISTOPHER OSWALD: “She was screaming, and he jumped off the car, grabbed her by the arms like this and forced her against the car.” (Via WXYZ)

 

“Kristopher Oswald says he saw a man grab a woman by the arm early Sunday morning in Livingston County. Oswald says he asked the woman if she needed help, and the man started to attack him.” (Via WZZM)

 

The 30-year-old Michigan employee says it all happened while he was on break very early Sunday morning — and two other men jumped in and began beating him when he tried intervening. (Via WWMT)

 

Now, Walmart isn’t necessarily disputing the story. The company has a policy against workplace violence, and a Walmart representative told reporters Oswald violated that policy.

 

But Oswald says, shouldn’t the fact he was helping a customer mean anything?

 

OSWALD: “I’m always going to act the right way and do the right thing … even after all of this.” (Via WRIC)

 

Patch spoke with Oswald, who told the outlet he never intended for it to get physical — that he’d hoped a verbal intervention would be enough to help the woman he perceived had been in trouble.

 

If it’s any consolation, that Walmart representative we mentioned earlier called it “a tough decision” and said the company “understood Oswald’s intentions.” Still, he’s out of a job. He had only been at Walmart for about seven weeks.

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