It would depend on who the parties in the dispute are. Punishment and crime still go together on the whole I would think.
Employee beatings should be punishable if you can get others to collaborate on the evidence.
However., if the GM is the local head honcho's wife, forget it.
I worked in one company, some years back, and the head honcho was the boss. The person in charge of accounts was his wife. In those days this city only had 3/4 good benz repair shops besides the stealer and I do emphasize the stealer, so this company was doing ok.
How they were doing ok I dont know, yes they had the,then, Modic for BMW and HHT for Benz but they did not even have a torque wrench and when I asked them to buy a couple OMG to get the money from the bosses wife was like trying to gain access to Fort Knox.
The gave me a BMW, that had a big accident, to put back together as no one knew how to and it had been sitting there for months. I asked for the parts and was taken to a room that I can only describe as a scrap room and told the parts were in there
After a week of hard work I was almost finished but the ECU and EGAS were missing so the engine would not run and the Transmission could not work.
I asked the bosses wife to buy second hand units in Guangzhou and she said maybe I had stolen the units and was trying to make more money from her company.
That was some years ago and a few weeks back I met a guy who worked with me back then and he told me the wife divorced the boss and now he has no money, suprised NO
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