How The Aviary must handle the Eric Trump spitting incident

Terminating the employee would not mean that The Aviary’s management agrees with all of Trump’s policies, but rather that they insist on employees obeying the law.

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An employee of The Aviary allegedly spat on Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, Tuesday at the Fulton Market restaurant. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When an assault has been committed by a company’s employee, especially an assault which occurred in public with several witnesses, the only recourse a company should take is termination.

Regardless of your politics, this is a crime. And right now The Aviary seems to be trying to appease everyone by opting to play the waiting game after an Aviary waitress allegedly spit on Eric Trump last week.

Previous indications that the owners of The Aviary may not agree with this administration (including their tweets about President Donald Trump’s infamous McDonald’s dinner for the NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers) suggests personal feelings could be clouding their judgment.

Terminating the employee would not mean that The Aviary’s management agrees with all of Trump’s policies, but rather that they insist on their employees obeying the law and respecting the bodily autonomy of each of their customers, regardless of political affiliation.

It would irritate a few people (such as those who are lauding the employee’s actions), but it would be a much better outcome than the current stalemate, which is only adding fuel to the fire.

Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA

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