Should Kroger Pay Now for What a Ralphs’ Employee Did in the Past?

Topics: Kroger, Supermarket, Ralphs Pages: 2 (406 words) Published: April 11, 2013
Student name: You Zhang
Student ID : 4186447
Should Kroger Pay Now for what a Ralphs’ Employee Did in the Past? 1. I would like to say that Ralphs should be held responsible for policies that prevent complaints from reaching headquarters. The reason for why I said that is because Ralphs’ management system did not promote feedback and do better than before. Especially, there was no control system in Ralphs. Furthermore, there is another thing which I want to point out is something happen in April 1996. Some women have already complained to Ralphs. However, the company did not take measures and actions to solve problem. In other words, the Ralphs Company did not to punish Misiolek. What the Ralphs Company did is moving those women who complained Misiolek to other supermarkets and keep Misiolek as manager of supermarket.

2. From my point of view, both of compensatory damages and punitive damages are the two most appropriate penalties for Ralphs. In my opinion, the 33.3 million penalties are excessive. However, how much the penalty could be is depend on how much damages Misiolek made on victims. In addition, the Ralphs Company should pay punitive damages for those women because Ralphs did not do a good job on complaints area and make a lot of employees feel terrible. I would like to say that it is hard to judge whether or not it is fair. As I talked before, how much damages they could get from Ralphs depends on the each particular situation. Furthermore, harassment is not like raping. In other words, the final judgment at least is not extreme.

3. For me, Kroger should not to pay for events that happened before it took over the chain of supermarkets at all. However, it depends on the contract between each other. If Kroger Company take over the whole chain of supermarkets and hold the responsible for it, Kroger somehow should pay for some particular events.

4. Reinforcing the management system could be the best way to make sure that situation...
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