Papa John’s Will Not Fire Armed Employee Who Defended Herself Against Robber; But Still No Policy Changes Coming
A win for self-defense, Papa John’s has been answering posts on their Facebook page with the message you see above. While they make no comment as to whether the young woman will be able to carry at work*, it looks like she will not be losing her job over the incident. After all, that’d be some seriously bad PR for them.
Furthermore, they say that they will be providing counseling for her if she requests it. After all, a self-defense shooting can be a very traumatic thing, and it’s nice of them to offer this assistance.
This is all great, but their policy of ‘no firearms’ for employees is not going to change.
*An update from Vocativ.com suggests that the pizza chain is not going to be changing it’s policy when it comes to employees carrying firearms. The following statement was released at the request of Vocativ:
Papa John’s spokeswoman Amy Salloum has sent Vocativ the following statement:
“The shooting that occurred during a Papa John’s delivery in Atlanta recently is a tragic event. The safety of Papa John’s employees is a top priority for our company. Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees. Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident.”
Well that’s a shame, but it doesn’t surprise me in the least.