When working at a retail store, that last thing an employee wants to worry about is being unjustly terminated.
Unfortunately, it happens far too often, and a Seattle woman is speaking up about a workplace experience that she alleges got her fired. On Facebookshe wrote: Rivera went on to describe how she was let go by her manager after a confrontation in front of a customer.
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The issue escalated when her co-worker allegedly mentioned to her on the sales floor that another co-worker was going to get baking soda and vinegar to wash the scent off her. Rivera was mortified, and says the two began to argue until a manager intervened. Not too long after taking a moment to self-reflect, Rivera returned to working. But she claims the manager let her know that she and the disputing co-worker were being let go due to the outburst they had on the sales floor. Post-termination, Rivera says she quickly found out that the co-worker who was chastising her was not let go and still has the job, which left her in a very uneasy place with Babeland.
Two days after Rivera shared her side of the story on Baking soda and vinegar challenge yahoo dating, Babeland released an official statementstating: This is not true.
We take such claims very seriously and have reached out to the former employee to discuss her concerns further. The statement from Babeland affirms that harassment and discrimination are strictly prohibited, that the company is proud of its diversity, and invites anyone with concerns to contact its HR department via email.
Rivera has finally been given the chance to speak with Babeland human resources to share her experiences. She has also begun taking legal action by working with an attorney affiliated with the NAACP, and a crowdfunding campaign has been set up for the former Babeland employee and her son to help them both stay afloat.
After a court rulingmany employers have strictly implemented related policies. Being one of the few employees of color at the Seattle location also made her feel like a target.