Target: Walmart CEO and President Michael T. Duke
Goal: Demand worker be given back her job after she was fired for protecting dog
A Walmart employee was fired after she took action to help a dog in a heated car that was left in the parking lot. A manager told the employee that it was “none of her business” and promptly fired her. Please demand Walmart give this animal loving employee her job back.
Carla Cheney of Ontario, Canada was working her usual shift when she saw a customer leave his long-haired black dog in a truck with all the windows rolled up. Carla appropriately called police to have the dog released and the owner cited for animal cruelty. When the owner returned to his vehicle later he was furious with Carla and told her that his act of leaving a dog in a hot car was “none of her business.” Carla was then called into her manager’s office shortly thereafter and was told the same thing by her manager; “it’s none of your business,” and then promptly fired. Carla was wrongly dissmissed from her job for taking appropriate action to help a dog in an overheated car.
Other employees now fear for their jobs after learning that Carla was wrongfully fired for helping an innocent dog. Please tell Walmart the act of firing Carla Cheney was inappropriate and illegal. Discriminating against Carla for doing what’s right will not be tolerated. Give Carla back her job and compensate her for all shifts missed due to her wrongful dismissal.
Dear Michael T. Duke,
I was shocked and disheartened to learn that a Walmart employee was recently fired for taking appropriate action to help a dog left in an overheated car. Discriminating against this employee for her selfless act is unjustifiable and will not be tolerated. Please immediately give Carla Cheney her job back and provide compensation for work missed due to her wrongful dismissal.
Carla Cheney worked at Walmart in Ontario, Canada where she had been a dedicated employee. During one of her recent shifts she saw a man lock his long haired black dog in his truck, roll up the windows and then go into the store. Carla acknowledged the dog’s dire situation; being in a hot car during summer with no air flow can be deadly. Carla called police to get help for the dog, and did the right thing by alerting police. However, her manager did not think so. After the incident she was promptly fired and told by her manager that the dog being in a hot car was “none of her business.”
Animal safety is everyone’s business. Carla did the right thing by protecting this innocent dog and alerting authority. Please correct this injustice and give Carla back her job and compensate her for time off work due to inappropriate dissmissal.
[Your Name Here]
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