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Dollar General Incident

Postby aethelbert35 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:20 am

My son(14 and daughter(11) were at our local Dollar general, as they were leaving, the store clerk yelled at my daughter to stop, and lift her shirt.  Obviously accusing her of shoplifting. Being a good child who listens to authority, she did and was dismissed without appologies.

Any recourse on this?
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Dollar General Incident

Postby Feldun » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:43 pm

Maura,

This isn't really an insurance issue as much as it may be a tort issue. I would suggest you speak with a local personal injury attorney to see if you have a cause of action under Pennsylvania law. The problem will be in establishing damages over and above embarrassment or mental anguish. While the actions of the store employee were reprehensible because they involved minors, your only recourse might just be never doing business with that store again ... and asking as many of friends as possible not to as well. I make that choice daily just in response to an employee being rude. If they can't treat their customers with respect, they aren't going to get MY money.

A face-to-face, non-threatening conversation with the store manager or owner might result in an apology and maybe a "girls get to pick out any one item they want in the store" resolution. Hope this helps.

Kevin Hromas

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Kevin Hromas & Associates

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Dollar General Incident

Postby Che » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:32 am

My son(14 and daughter(11) were at our local Dollar general, as they were leaving, the store clerk yelled at my daughter to stop, and lift her shirt.  Obviously accusing her of shoplifting. Being a good child who listens to authority, she did and was dismissed without appologies.

Any recourse on this?
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