Walmart Employee Fired for Reporting Dog in Customer's Hot Truck

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 09:26 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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A Walmart employee in Canada said she was fired after calling police to complain about a customer leaving a dog in a hot truck with the windows rolled up.

A pharmacy technician at the Kemptville store, which is just south of Ottawa, now-former Walmart employee Carla Cheney told the Ottawa Citizen she was fired after reporting she saw the dog jump out of a customer's hot truck twice.

She told the newspaper that the man eventually put the dog back into the truck and rolled up the windows on the vehicle. Cheney said she approached the man in protest.

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"I said he should not be leaving his dog in the car," Cheney said she told the man, according to the Ottawa Citizen. "The man said it was none of my business."

After complaining to her manager about the incident, Cheney said, she called police about the incident.

"I was pretty upset and I said to my manager, 'What do I do?' He said it was none of our business and went into the store," Cheney said, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Cheney told the newspaper that Walmart supervisors confronted her after she began her shift and ordered her to leave the premises. She told the newspaper supervisors told her she was fired for being rude to a customer.

While declining to comment specifically on Cheney's firing, Wal-Mart Canada spokeswoman Felicia Fefer said via email that associates are required to follow established guidelines in such situations.

"We require our associates to follow these guidelines, which include reporting any safety concerns to a member of management, and engaging customers in a manner that is respectful," Fefer said.

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The American Veterinary Medical Association says on its website that a pet can experience temperatures nearly 20 degrees higher than it outdoors by leaving them inside an enclosed vehicle for 10 minutes. The AVMA said those temperatures can rise to 30 degrees higher than the outdoor temperature within 20 minutes.

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