I work in a store. A customer made a purchase. But had another bottle in his hand that he didn't put on the counter for me to scan. I asked if he had already paid for it. He tried to pick a fight saying I'm accusing him of theft and he wants to fight me outside. He held up the line and disrupted other customers. I told management about the incident and they didn't care. I asked if we could review the surveillance video to get a picture of the guy, they said no. There were 2 of us scheduled to work at the time, though my coworker was doing work in another room.
Was the employer negligent in this example?
As an employee, is it ever implied that a certain amount of effort goes into safeguarding the assets of the employer? I get that I wasn't hired as security, but asking if he remembered to pay seemed like my job. As an extreme example, if someone I don't recognize walks in, grabs the laptop and walks out, would an employee be negligent if they sat their watching, did nothing and didn't report it?