A woman in Missouri, USA, was rejected for a role of a customer service representative because her name was too 'ghetto'.
Hermeisha Robinson took to social media on Monday and posted the insulting response which went viral, amassing over 7,000 shares and 2,000 comments.
Robinson said the 'discriminatory' response came from a person claiming to be called 'Jorden Kimler' of company 'Mantality Health' in response to a posting on job site Indeed.com. The response read: 'Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health. Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive 'ghetto' names. We wish the best in your career search.'
Hermeisha said she was 'very upset' and her 'feelings are very hurt' and wrote in her Facebook post: 'I have a public service announcement I am very upset because today I received an email about this job that I applied for as a customer service representative at Mantality Health I know I'm well qualified for the position as they seen on my resume!'
She further wrote: 'They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be 'ghetto' for their company! I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!'
While, Jack Gamache, Clinic Director of the St Louis Mantality location, said, "Our Indeed account was hacked, that's where everything was sent from. That's all we can say right now because of the ongoing investigations," according to report Metro.uk.
A statement issued on behalf of Robinson, through her legal representative, Richard K Dowd, of Dowd & Dowd, P.C. said, "Robinson is asking herself, as we all should be asking, why a business would so openly and brazenly announce and pursue a hiring policy that targets people because they are of colour rather than hire people based upon their desire to work and support their families."
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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