Missouri Clinic Rejects Job Applications From Multiple Women For Having "Suggestive Ghetto Names"
At least 20 women are believed to have received the offensive email.
A Missouri health clinic is facing criticism for rejecting multiple job applications from women for having “ghetto” names.
Both Hermeisha Robinson and Dorneshia Zachery received the following rejection letter from St. Louis’ Mantality Health center earlier this week:
“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.”
After receiving the email, Robinson shared and wrote about the rejection letter on Facebook, which ended up getting over 11,000 shares.
🗣 I HAVE A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT I AM VERY UPSET BECAUSE TODAY I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ABOUT THIS JOB THAT I APPLIED…
“When I read the email I was just appalled,” Robinson said to KMOV.com. “[My name] is just unique. It’s from my mom and my father.”
Kevin Meuret, the CEO of Mantality Health, issued a statement on the incident.
“The password for the outside job board site used by Mantality was compromised on August 13, 2018,” Meuret said to HuffPost. “We are currently working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrator and consider appropriate legal action. We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails.”
Meuret also told KMOV.com that 20 other candidates received the same email. However,, the job site that hosted the Mantality Health application, said in a statement that they do not believe their site was hacked.
“Account security is of utmost importance to Indeed and something that we diligently monitor,” the statement read. “Account holders are responsible for use of their password and we recommend frequent updates and complete confidentiality of your password. Our investigation into this particular account shows no evidence of compromise.”