Shame on Dollar Tree


In my internet travel last night I went by my sister-girls blog HERE and read the most asinine story. It appears that Dollar Tree is denying a family and 11 year old son, death benefits after a 26 year old young lady, a Dollar Tree employee was killed while working in the store in 2006. 26 year old Taneka Talley was stabbed in the store in an obviously racially motivated attack. The store is claiming that the death benefit denial is based upon the fact that the stabbing was racially motivated and a HATE crime, which makes it PERSONAL (even though he did NOT know her). Uh yes, that’s right, you read the sentence right. The HATE crime is PERSONAL so the store’s insurance carrier is denying the claim bought forth by Taneka’s family. Read about it here.
What do you think about this mess?
So a HATE crime is PERSONAL?????

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clnmike
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 13:49:00

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  2. clnmike
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 13:55:00

    Wait a sec i read this wrong they are saying because it was a hate crime and not work related, thats why they are denying her.That is just cold blooded and a PR bad move.What kind of message are you sending out with that?My prayers to the Taneka Talley’s family and my venom to Dollar Tree.

  3. Shinade
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 15:16:00

    i say that no matter the reason she was at work, in their store. This is truly awful but sadly not surprising.I truly hope when the Democrats finally do get complete control that some of these huge companies are forced to honor their responsibilities.Ha, I bet they deducted worker’s Comp. out of every single paycheck she ever got.My prayers for the family. this is one time I hope somebody sues someone!!

  4. Kin'shar
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 23:56:00

    You know Im pissed…I just bought 50.oo worth of ish from there…and this is how they treat employees.Oh hell naw, Im taking my things back!!

  5. Kin'shar
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 23:58:00

    Hell the dollar tree needs to be sued. My prayers are with the Talley’s family. May she rest in peace

  6. Hey Shae!
    Dec 07, 2008 @ 01:28:00

    This is so trifling. It is only personal to the animal with the racist problem. It’s random violence to the victim and the family. What a horrible example this company is setting.

  7. Dori
    Dec 07, 2008 @ 11:26:00

    This is just trifling indeed. They are absolutely ridiculous! I just pray for her family. This is such an injustice!

  8. Sandra Carvalho
    Dec 07, 2008 @ 12:06:00

    I’m so sorry for her family…And I’m so sorry that there are people acting like that too…She was working.Period!That should says it all, right??This is not a matter of skin color!It’s a matter of rights!Rights that are being denied to a child!…*big sigh*It’s a sad world this one that we’re living in…

  9. AJ
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 09:10:00

    This is wrong on so many levels. It certainly lets the public know how they feel about their employees.

  10. Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 10:12:00

    that is really disturbing

  11. Days like These!
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 15:02:00

    WRONG and HORRIBLE!The family should definitely press forward with appealing the decision.BOOOOO to the Dollar Tree. SHAME SHAME SHAME!

  12. common mom
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 15:44:00

    There are no words! Well, that’s not true . . . there a lot of words for how awful and WRONG WRONG WRONG all of this is.What a horrible story.Thoughts and prayers for this lovely young woman’s family.

  13. Marcus LANGFORD
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 19:24:00

    I think anyone working on the premises of your business establishment is due some type of death-related compensation. If this is ‘Dollar Tree’s way of cutting expenses, then God have mercy on their souls for their careless manners.

  14. Kim
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 22:04:00

    That is shameful and I hope he family continues to fight this.

  15. corrin
    Dec 10, 2008 @ 05:13:00

    I may be missing some information, but it’s not a work related death, so Dollar Tree would not be responsible for paying benefits. Would it be a good thing for them to do? Of course. Are they liable? Of course not.

  16. Lisa C
    Dec 10, 2008 @ 08:52:00

    This is some BS! I do hope this is not the end of this and the family will see justice!

  17. mama meji
    Dec 12, 2008 @ 19:35:00

    What a sad thing. My heart goes out for the family and I hope justice is served.

  18. Believer 1964
    Dec 12, 2008 @ 23:19:00

    Why are businesses always looking for a loophole? I’m so sick of money wanting more money. It’s greed and under that influence, it’s never enough. Curious, are “they” sleeping at night?! Shame on them for making this more personal then it already is!

  19. iriegal
    Dec 15, 2008 @ 23:06:00

    Regina, thank you so much for posting this (not able to visit sites that much. Here is he update to that story. It seems that dollar tree now says they will pay the full amount allowed by workerman’s compensationhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/09/MNTP14KFTT.DTL

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