Taneka Talley was working at Dollar Tree (kinda like Giant Tiger) in Fairfield California when a man – who had decided to murder the first black person he saw – walked in and killed her. This is appalling, but the company’s response almost seems worse.
- Send email to Dollar Tree CEO email@example.com
The company is trying to keep her estate from collecting the $400,000 death-on-the-job benefit that’s part California state law on workplace injuries.
Their line of argument? The fact that she was black established a personal connection with her killer which meant that her death – though it occurred in the workplace – was not an on-the-job death.
Thanks to joninnit for eloquently trashing Dollar Tree on his blog. I would echo his suggestion that people use the Dollar Tree customer services contact page to express their opinion of how they’re handling this case.