On Sunday, October 13th 2013, Detroit Michigan Walmart employee Kristopher Oswald was in his car while on break. Oswald observed a woman being physically assaulted and with little concern for himself confronted the attacker.
Oswald was fired. A company spokesman has made it clear that Oswald broke company Policy by intervening.
We call upon Walmart to eliminate or at least revise its policies regarding the safety and welfare of women at their facilities.
While we can not insist that any able bodied Walmart employee come to the aid or defense of women being attacked at its stores, we certainly can insist that it take no action against employees with enough character and bravery to do so.
Until this policy is sufficiently revised or removed we will shop at other department stores and grocers whenever possible and encourage our female friends and family to do the same.
The Change Walmart Policy That Endangers Women petition to Walmart was written by Tony Miller and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.