In the short time since this article has been released, the company, to which we wrote about, has become aware. According to the individual, who initially reached out for help, they are demanding that he remove all the “slander.” We spoke to a well known advocate. At the time that most of the events unfolded, he had apparantly reached out to her for help. During this time, she confirmed that the owner, who’s name is now known, called the former employee a “stupid fat ass.”
Though we did reach out, via Google review, we have yet to get a response from the company owner. Given his rather questionable statement to us (photo below article,) we have more than enough evidence to believe that he is, in fact, a bully. With that, this article will NOT come down.
Editor’s notation: regardless of the implied threat (photograph below,) the business owner has no legal grounds to authorize any videos or photographs posted to this site. If you don’t like the fame, don’t target disabled people, mate.
Workplace bullying is not new. In fact, it’s a rather large problem. As with any form of trash, we happily attack this problem. About an hour ago, our team obtained a video. While the video was clearly a mobile device in a pocket, the audio was what caught our attention. The video cannot be posted at this time as the individual has expressed a desire to take the situation to court.
The situation apparantly began early in the morning, when the mentally challenged (who requested to remain anonymous) was awaken to a knock. He was told that he would be relocated to another vehicle. He explained to us that he was upset as it was the fourth time within three weeks that he was forced to move. However, what ensued can only be described as horrid. The audio, according to the former employee, is the owner of Karr Transportation (KTTI.) Shortly after the audio begins, the owner is heard saying, “I have delt with stupid motherfuckers like you in the past…” The audio becomes fuzzy after this point.
Within the audio multiple insults are thrown at the employee. “Stupid fat mother fucker,” “stupid fat fuck,” and the list continues. Now, what makes this situation particulary horrible is the fact the employee suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, the owner of the company was apparantly made aware of this during the assault. “I don’t give a fuck what you are,” was allegedly his response.
Allegedly, the employee attempted to go into the workplace, as the company left him stranded 300+ miles from home. At this point, the owner began a second round of assaults. However, according to the former employee, there was a moment to which the owner walked up to him in a threatning manner. The employee, fearing for his safety, stood up to the would-be bully. At this point, the verbal assault continued, for the second time.
Not only is this bullying, this falls into so many legal grounds. We looked up the company, left a review in attempt to make contact with the owner. The response he gave simply placed blame on the former employee. In retrospect, insulting employees with disabilities is acceptable work ethic. We looked at his various replies to other reviews and found a theme of sarcasm and lack of empathy.
Bullying of a handicapped person is not just unethical, it’s an outrage. Handicapped people, for some, are seen as weak and vulnerable; clearly that is the case with his former employer. However, this handicapped person knew of our platform, took the chance to contact us, and now we have relayed his story. If you are being bullied, we can be your voice as well.