Sometimes, there is no way to right what has been wronged except by stepping to the plate and saying I’m sorry.
That is exactly the scenario the fast-food chain Arby’s has found themselves in after an employee refused to serve a uniformed police officer simply because she was a cop.
Police announced the service snub against Sgt. Jennifer Martin Wednesday morning, slamming the fast food franchise for turning away an officer “due to being a police officer.”
Wednesday, the Chief of the Pembroke Pine Police Department issued a press release demanding an apology for the employee’s discriminatory action and the CEO of Arby’s has responded.
After the employee made the metaphorically fatal decision to refuse service to someone who protects and defends them, the restaurant received massive backlash.
Honestly, this employee’s decision doesn’t seem too smart does it? The blatantly disrespectful nature of this denial of service only adds insult to injury. The employee did not simply deny service to an individual that was causing a scene within the establishment… The discrimination was aimed directly at someone who is out there everyday to protect the public.
Particularly so, in today’s political climate, some are hell-bent on being certain that police are in downright danger- and daily. With that said, for a fast food worker to deny the woman service of her burger, or roast beef, in this case… It’s an injustice of the highest order.
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H/T – USAToday