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Domo to offer counselling

Local firm responds after Free Press talks to victim

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His nerves are running on empty after being jumped at the pump on three separate occasions.

But a young Winnipeg man is about to get a much-needed boost from his employer.

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Douglas Everett, chairman of Domo, told the Free Press the company will reach out to Dylan Lebrun to see what can be done for him.

He said that may include paid counselling and paid time off, if required.

Everett responded after the Free Press interviewed Lebrun this week.

The 18-year-old admitted he's back at work out of necessity but struggles with his emotions given what's happened to him this year.

"To have one individual robbed three times in a year is very unusual," Everett said.

He admits Domo has been slow to respond to Lebrun but cites the "very odd" circumstances as the cause.

Essentially, the company took a wait-and-see approach because police initially thought Lebrun may have been involved in the last two robberies in which his older brother was charged.

It wasn't until after several weeks of investigation -- which included lengthy interrogations of Lebrun -- that police concluded it was not an inside job and Lebrun was an innocent victim.

Domo officials plan to meet with Lebrun to map out a plan. Although Domo doesn't offer in-house counselling, it will pay for employees who require it, Everett said.

There are also provisions to grant a leave from work.

"There's no hard-and-fast rule as to how long," he said, noting each case is different.

Overall, he said Domo has managed to cut the number of robberies "by more than half" in recent years as a result of beefed-up security, including the installation of a sophisticated video-surveillance system at all gas bars.

 

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 19, 2014 A5

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