Firing bullied cashier for credit card fraud too much: BoardSafeway cashier was afraid of ex-daughter-in-law with stolen card numbers but disregard of company policy warranted disciplineBy Jeffrey R. Smith06/18/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today A tale of bullying and fraudCan being bullied be an excuse for employee misconduct? Not in the case of one Alberta grocery store cashier, who violated her store’s policy on serving family members by looking after her troubled son’s ex-wife. She then violated another policy by allowing the woman to pay with credit card numbers without an actual card. After being warned about it, she served her ex-daughter-in-law again less than a week later. When the numbers turned out to be stolen, the cashier admitted her misconduct but said she was afraid of her former in-law, who along with her son was a drug addict and abusive towards her. However, the store felt the incidents showed dishonesty on her part and fired her. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.