Yeterday, I was tagged with the following question on LinkedIn:
Interested in your opinion on this.
The “this” in question was an $7.97 million verdict a jury in Fresno, California, entered in favor of a Chipotle manager fired for allegedly stealing $626 in cash from the restaurant’s safe.
How does a employee convert an alleged theft of $626 into an $8 million windfall?
The answer lies in evidence the jury never got to see.
When Chipotle confronted the employee with the alleged theft and notified her of the termination, it told her that it had video surveillance proving her guilt. Yet, when she asked to see the video,