Taneka Talley, an employee of Dollar Tree Stores, was stabbed to death in March 2006, while working as a clerk. She did not know her killer. The murderer was someone whose sole motive in killing her, according to prosecutors, was because she was African American. Dollar Tree Stores considers the murder a “hate crime,” and for that reason claim they are not required to pay their usual death benefit of $250,000 to her young son.
Dollar Tree’s claim administrator, Specialty Risk Services, which is owned by The Hartford Financial Services Group, cited a letter from their law firm Gray & Prouty that said that Talley’s stabbing was “purely racially motivated. As such, it is our belief that our denial in this matter is proper.”
If you think that is fair treatment of a faithful employee, then continue going to Dollar Tree Stores to spend your dollars.