At the end of her shift, a 19 year old salesperson at Weyland was questioned by two store security officers. She was questioned in a small room for three hours. One of the security officers sat behind her on the right side where she could not see him (she was blind in the right eye). She was asked to sign a document stating that she was voluntarily waiving her “rights,” including the right to remain silent. When she asked for further explanation of the document before she signed it, she was told that it “doesn’t mean anything” unless you’ve “done something wrong.” A security officer threatened to call the police and have her jailed unless she signed a confession. She was told that the interrogation could last all night and that if she signed a confession she could probably keep her job. Under these circumstances she signed. She was fired two days later. The employee claims that she is agitated and finding it increasingly difficult to sleep.
- Does the sales person have a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress?