HR Practioner’s Corner ->Bartender Reports Drunk Driver To Police

I found this article this morning while doing a quick news search (one of the only things that wasn’t Oscar related)

The link to the full article is below — and I have a quick recap for ya here on both sides of the story.  From what you read below, what would YOU have done if you were the HR or Manager and this had happened in your business. What are some of the things that you consider and what would you have done?

Its the HR practitioner’s corner – yours, thegirlinhr

Twyla DeVito, an Ohio bartender, was shockingly fired after reporting a drunk driver to police.

Devito thought she was doing the honorable thing when she called police during her shift as a bartender at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio. However, her employers disagreed and she was allegedly fired for her goodwill efforts.

Employee’s Side:

I called the police and said we have a very drunk person leaving the bar. He is going to kill someone or himself.

Her Employer’s Side:

An article by 10TV News writes that Mic Hubbard, a commander of the post, believes DeVito made the correct decision morally, he disagrees with her actions on a business level.

He explained:

“If every patron who comes in here has to worry about the cops waiting for them when they leave, the place would be empty.”

via Bartender Fired For Reporting Drunk Driver To Police.


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