Old Navy Employee Puts Hands On Black Woman Falsely Accused Of Stealing
A Black woman who was shopping at an Old Navy in Mississauga, Ontario is none-too-pleased with the white employee who put hands on her recently.
According to AtlantaBlackStar, Lisa Calderon went to the Old Navy store to exchange some clothes while wearing a shirt that still had the tag on it. She says she was racially profiled and followed by a store employee who was convinced that she had stolen the shirt.
“When I was at Brown’s [shoe store] looking for shoes, a staff by the name of Stephanie said she seen that I did not walk into the store with my top on, and they saw it on camera, and that I still had the price tag on it,” Calderon wrote. “She then proceeded to put her hands on me in front of security guard Quesada 10830909.”
Calderon took to Facebook to post her video documenting the incident:
In a statement provided to ABS, Old Navy had this to say:
“Old Navy was founded in 1994 to be a place where everyone belongs. It’s been a part of our culture and values since day one, and always will be. That makes it even more upsetting when incidents occur that don’t reflect those values. We are so sorry that Lisa Calderon had an unacceptable experience in one of our stores, and we apologize for letting her down. Following a thorough investigation, we’ve taken action in accordance with our values and policies. The employee involved in this situation is no longer with Old Navy. We have ongoing training opportunities for our employees globally to ensure everyone who shops and works in our stores feels welcome and respected and will continue to do so.”
Lisa is WAY better than us, Stephanie would have needed stitches and band-aids…