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Canada Assistant manager fired in Prince Albert, Sask. for jeopardizing safety: Superstore

18:36  20 november  2019
18:36  20 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Trevor Long was fired from the Prince Albert Superstore on Sept. 17 after confronting a woman who had allegedly shoplifted from the store . He followed her into the room, where Long alleges she pulled out a knife and threatened him. According to the Prince Albert Police Service, a 42-year-old woman

According to the Prince Albert Police Service, a 42-year-old woman is facing various charges in "While shoplifting has a negative impact on our bottom line, we firmly believe that the safety and Parchomchuk said he and his client dispute Superstore 's position that Long was fired with cause.

a sign on the side of a building: Trevor Long said he was fired the day after confronting a shoplifter at the Superstore in Prince Albert, Sask. © File / Global News Trevor Long said he was fired the day after confronting a shoplifter at the Superstore in Prince Albert, Sask.

Trevor Long, a long-time assistant manager at the Superstore in Prince Albert, Sask., said he was fired after twice dealing with potentially dangerous customers.

He said the first situation happened earlier in the year when a naked man, high on drugs, caused a disturbance in the store.

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The second incident happened in September when Long said he had to deal with an alleged shoplifter. It was the second time in two days the woman had been in the store.

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Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada, after Saskatoon and Regina. It is situated near the centre of the province on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The city is known as the "Gateway to the North" because it is the last major centre along the route to the

Long, who was the manager on duty, responded to the employees' calls to deal with her. He says police were called, and then he was told by another employee that they were already in the building, getting statements on what had happened with the shoplifter the night before.

When the shoplifter heard police were in the building, she fled into a back room and Long followed her.

Long says that's where she pulled out a knife and threatened him.

Long said he was fired the next day.

“The time, the effort that I put in with that store and that company — to be terminated for the situation that unfolded that night, it kind of hurt, hurt and shock,” Long said.

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Loblaws, the parent company of Superstore, told Global News that Long was let go due to a history of engaging shoplifters in a way that jeopardized safety.

"Our policies are designed to keep everyone safe," the company said in a statement. "Mr. Long chose to repeatedly ignore them."

Long said he was never formally warned after dealing with the naked man and has retained a lawyer.

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