An Arby’s fast food restaurant has fired a manager and suspended the drive-thru worker involved in an incident where a South Florida policewoman was told that an employee refused to serve her on the grounds of her “being a police officer.”
Sergeant Jennifer Martin, 34, from the Pembroke Pines Police Department was in uniform when she went to a location in the Miami city area on Tuesday night and an employee allegedly told his manager he didn’t want to serve her.
The Police Department created a press release about the even, prompting a wave of Internet outrage that resulted in a swift apology from the company on Wednesday.
Following calls for protests of the chain, the manager of the restaurant was fired, along with a 19 year old drive-thru worker who was suspended indefinitely.
The company also said: ‘We will be following up with our team members to be sure that our policy of inclusion is understood and adhered to.
‘Further, we will be following through with disciplinary action up to and including termination of the employees involved, as appropriate.
The discipline was announced Thursday afternoon, along with an offer for free meals to all South Florida police officers on Friday.
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