Multiple Women Rejected From Jobs After Company Says They Have ‘Ghetto Names’

Lawrence Kim
August 17, 2018

"Your name is going is going to dismiss you completely". "Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive 'ghetto" names, ' said the email.

She uploaded a screengrab of an email from the company she applied for, stating: "Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health".

On Monday, Robinson, who was seeking a job with Mantality Health, was one of about 20 applicants who received an email from what appeared to be an employee from the company's Chesterfield, Missouri, location, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. "We wish the best in your career search". "Regards", the email signed off. Robinson took to Facebook to call out Mantality Health after receiving their message. "I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!"

"... They even got me second guessing my name trying to figure out if my name is really that 'ghetto, '" Robinson wrote.

Robinson wasn't the only applicant who received that response. On Tuesday, Dorneshia Zachery, who is also Black, told local CBS affiliate KMOV 4 that she received the same email from Mantality Health, telling her that her name was "ghetto" and that they don't consider candidates with such names.

Zachery and Robinson said their names are unique, but they have meaning. She was met with a response that called her name too "ghetto" to be hired.

It is not just a hunch for these women, they say the company spelled it out for them in an email. 'She is not going to change it'.

She applied online to the customer service job at Mantality Health, a company in Chesterfield, MO. 2018 and times STILL haven't changed.

Meuret believes that the hacker sent twenty racist rejection emails before the company became aware of the situation and shut down the account. "Our investigation into this particular account shows no evidence of compromise", the job posting website said in a statement.

Mantality Health's clinic director Jack Gamache told CBS Sacramento that the company's account was hacked and that police are now investigating the situation.

'It made her cry and question her name, whether she should change her name to fit in corporate America, ' she said.

The email was sent from an account belonging to a Mantality employee named Jordan Kimler, who has since deleted her social media and LinkedIn presences.

"This is not a reflection of who we are as a company", he said.

On Facebook, some have come to Robinson's support.

Robinson, meanwhile, told The Post Wednesday that she's still reeling from the pure hatred exposed in the hacked message.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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