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The petition has hit 1 million. BBC has to take notice now.
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I don't know all the details but if this was while they where at work then.. Your answer is a no go. Cause thats my WHOLE BEEF with it. If they meet outside of work I wouldn't care what they did short of killing eachother..

A. They are on the clock at work and he punches another employee in the face.. FIRED
B. They meet up outside of work and get into a fight.. JOBS SAFE

My problem isn't the fight alone its if it was at work when it happened. I don't see why thats so hard to understand theres a time and place. If you bring your problems to work then YOU become the problem. Do you disagree with that? To bad it doesn't work like you want anyways you end up just promoting a hostile work environment with the possibility of lawsuits and EEOC complaint/investigations. As a business owner you want to stay away from stuff like EEOC/Gov. watchdogs.



Precisely correct. You cannot permit violence in the work place to be tolerated. Not only does an employer open themselves up to workplace violence issues, and government intervention issues (if it gets that bad), but also to civil suites. You can't just sweep this under the rug and let it go.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
It's called assault here and it's prosecuted.The BBC /TopGear couldn't ask for a better promotional stunt.Now could it?



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Actually it's a battery, an assault is making somebody apprehend immediate physical violence. Sorry, I'm a law student :3

Although you could argue that before the hit connected, it was an assault but it all depends where he saw it coming or not.

Anyway, Top Gear simply makes too much money and, correct me if I'm wrong, Clarkson owns half the top gear brand so they will need his permission to make the versions of it in other countries. So even though it shouldn't, this will have a great influence on their decision.
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Posted 3/22/15

ant49 wrote:

Actually it's a battery, an assault is making somebody apprehend immediate physical violence. Sorry, I'm a law student :3

Although you could argue that before the hit connected, it was an assault but it all depends where he saw it coming or not.

Anyway, Top Gear simply makes too much money and, correct me if I'm wrong, Clarkson owns half the top gear brand so they will need his permission to make the versions of it in other countries. So even though it shouldn't, this will have a great influence on their decision.


No reason to apologize, I stand corrected.It also would depend on your locale.
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ant49 wrote:

Actually it's a battery, an assault is making somebody apprehend immediate physical violence. Sorry, I'm a law student :3

Although you could argue that before the hit connected, it was an assault but it all depends where he saw it coming or not.

Anyway, Top Gear simply makes too much money and, correct me if I'm wrong, Clarkson owns half the top gear brand so they will need his permission to make the versions of it in other countries. So even though it shouldn't, this will have a great influence on their decision.


Technically assault is correct, since the umbrella term for assault and battery is common assault... Law student here.

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Anyway, sometimes I feel as if I'm too liberal for my own good. Fair enough, violence shouldn't be tolerated in the workplace, but people need to accept that violence and just aggression in general are part of human nature. Fair enough, from what I've heard the producer didn't do anything that warranted being punched, but I still don't think a situation like this is a simple as any violence automatically meaning being fired.

Once again, though I don't know all the facts and I don't think the producer did anything that deserved a punch, or an attempt at one, I will say that if it's only natural to want to hit someone if they piss you off excessively, even in the workplace. I don't agree with what Clarkson did, but I can understand it, even if it may have been petty and an example of very little self control.

If he does get fired, though, don't expect James May or Richard Hammond to continue the show without him, because I'm virtually certain they won't.
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Posted 3/24/15
last i heard nothing was official, but my intel is nine bloody hours old
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Posted 3/24/15
Sounds like the BBC will make a decision around 24 hours.
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Posted 3/24/15
Relax everyone, Clarkson and Top Gear is back.
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camay1997 wrote:

last i heard nothing was official, but my intel is nine bloody hours old


I C WUT U DID THAR.

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DudeItsMark wrote:

Relax everyone, Clarkson and Top Gear is back.


Top Gear, yes. Jezza, not so much: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11490389/Jeremy-Clarkson-expected-to-be-told-today-whether-his-BBC-Top-Gear-career-is-over.html
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15
They sure are dragging this thing out... One way or another this felt like it would be the last series anyway.

Edit: well shit he's gone....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11493270/Jeremy-Clarkson-to-be-sacked-by-the-BBC.html
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Posted 3/24/15
Well there went my only reason to watch BBC and pretty much any TV in general.
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Posted 3/25/15
I don't know why the BBC are trying to recruit another presenter. Even if May and Hammond stay on, which I can't imagine they will, it's never going to be the same and will be a fraction of the show it was.
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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
Yeah, it's a lose lose situation for BBC. Without Jeremy, Richard and James will also leave the show. Without those 3, Top Gear might as well not exist and there goes one of their largest cash cows. But if they don't fire him, they are basically saying that as long as you make them tons of money, you can do whatever you want. Jeremy WAS wrong in punching that guy, it's why he man'd up and turned himself in, but damn... I'm gonna miss Top Gear. Sure as hell ain't gonna be the same, no matter who they replace them with.

Oh well, hope I see them somewhere else.
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May and Hammond have stated they won't work with anyone else if Clarkson is fired, but they have yet to still decide the outcome just yet it seems. But can see him going to be fair he has done quite a bit.
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