Pennsylvania: Rite Aid employee fired after asking customer to leave for not wearing a mask

A Hispanic woman who worked at Rite Aid was fired after she asked a client to leave after refusing to wear a mask The former manager indi...

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  • A Hispanic woman who worked at Rite Aid was fired after she asked a client to leave after refusing to wear a mask
  • The former manager indicated that the client reacted violently and she had to defend herself
  • “What was I supposed to do, let him hit me again or defend myself?” Said the Hispanic

A Hispanic woman said she was fired from her job at a Rite Aid in York, Pennsylvania after asking a customer to leave the store for refusing to wear a mask and becoming violent with her, according to USA Today.

Elena Santiago, the 40-year-old shift manager, told the York Daily Record that a young man without a mask entered the store after 12 noon on Thursday, September 3.

The customer with a skateboard ignored when Santiago asked him to wear a mask so she went back to the young man and offered to give him a face mask.

Rite Aid Pennsylvania: Employee fired for asking client to wear mask

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However, the man responded insolently saying that he would not wear a mask.

The Pennsylvania governor’s order requires that people entering any business must use a face covering.

“If you are going to disrespect me, I will have to ask you to leave the store,” Santiago replied and warned him that if he did not wear a mask he would have to call the police.

At that moment, the young man threatened Santiago with attacking her if she dared to call 911 to which the Hispanic woman asked her companions to come closer to help her handle the situation.

Then the client He approached the Hispanic woman and pushed her hard against a magazine rack. Santiago hit his forehead and was left with numerous bruises on his legs.

Images from the security cameras showed how after the push the young man began to “destroy the store”, throwing the screens of the counter and the cash register to the ground.

Before the violent scene, Santiago took out a small knife and a pepper spray that he carried in his pocket for safety.

The Hispanic said that she used to leave those items in her locker but that she had taken them because her shift was about to end.

Santiago said she pointed the knife at the young man and tried to spray him with pepper spray to defend herself from another attack, but since she had never used it before, she ended up spraying herself.

“What was I supposed to do, let him hit me again or defend myself?” Santiago said.

Later the man left the store but not before breaking a glass of the business with his skateboard.

The Hispanic indicated that after being told that she will take the days off on the weekend, when she returned to work, she was fired.

Santiago noted that a Rite Aid human resources person told him that he was not required to require customers to wear a mask and that he had also violated company policy by having a weapon in the workplace.

“I was speechless,” Santiago said. “I thought, in any case, that they would write to me. I didn’t expect to get fired. “

The woman said she was afraid of not getting another job soon due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I really don’t get it,” he said.

“I was fired for defending myself. They are punishing me for defending myself. I think it’s unfair how they handled it, ”he said.

These types of scenes have been repeated in various establishments throughout the country.

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Customer unleashes scandal at Walmart after refusing to wear a mask

A video that has gone viral on social media shows how an irate customer set up a scandal at Walmart after complaining about the use of masks inside the store.

The incident occurred at an Alaska Walmart after store employees kicked out the man for failing to comply with the mandatory mask rule, according to Heavy.com.

The use of masks is mandatory at all Walmart locations as of July 20, 2020.

The video of the scandal was posted on Twitter, where it has more than 9.8 million views.

To watch the video press HERE.

“It is unfortunate that this person has chosen to express their displeasure in such an inappropriate way, but we are proud that our employees have shown patience and professionalism as they navigate this challenging situation,” a Walmart spokesperson told Heavy.

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The video shows the person who so far has not been identified without any type of facial covering and screaming fiercely in the faces of the employees, in the same way, the client stays a few inches away, also violating social distancing.

The video begins with the individual, who wears orange Texas Longhorns pants, yelling at other customers some seemingly meaningless phrases: “Go back to hell and get out of the face of a godly man.” It is also heard saying: “Because of your very blind ignorance, you do not have the ability to even think of your own stupid ideas.”

During the recording, voices of some off-camera viewers are heard asking the man to leave the store, to which he responds: “I’ll go when I want.”

When Walmart announced that the masks would be mandatory, a company spokesperson said they would have employees at the entrance who would enforce the requirement.

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