A Missouri woman was reportedly denied a customer service job because her name was considered too “ghetto.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On Monday, Hermeisha Robinson, 27, shared the shocking rejection email from Mantality Health in Chesterfield to her Facebook page.
“Thank you for your interest in the careers at Mantality Health. Unfortunately, we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names. We wish the best in your career search.”
In the caption, Robinson explained the situation further, as she revealed how hurt and upset the incident has left her.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I have a public service announcement,” Robinson said. “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.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
”They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be ‘ghetto’ for their company,” She added “My feelings are very hurt and they even got me second guessing my name trying to figure out if my name is really that ‘ghetto.’”
As she continued, she encouraged her friends to share her story. However, since then, company execs say the message isn’t real.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the company’s CEO, Kevin Meuret, set the record straight on Tuesday, revealing that someone hacked the email system – probably a former employee.
He said almost two dozen candidates received emails from the hacker, as he expressed his deepest sympathy for Robinson in the wake of the incident. He then promised to pursue the issue to its fullest extent.
”We are currently working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrator and consider appropriate legal action,” Meuret said. “We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails.”