A Tallahassee legislation agency stated it has been employed by the household of a 17-year-old Popeyes worker who accused her supervisor of bodily assaulting her not too long ago.
The altercation on the eatery simply off Tallahassee Freeway in Bainbridge, Georgia, was caught on video and as of Monday had over 1.6 million views on Twitter.
The 48-second clip exhibits the worker on the telephone and altering phrases along with her supervisor earlier than he ultimately slaps her and is held again by staff and prospects.
“We’re nonetheless gathering proof and are making a recreation plan proper now,” stated lawyer Charles Gee, of the Gee & Lee legislation agency. “However, it’s unacceptable, in any case, for an worker to be subjected to bodily and verbal abuse.”
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Bainbridge Public Security confirmed the supervisor, Marquez Jayshown Smith, had been arrested on expenses of battery and cruelty to youngsters.
In an announcement, the corporate stated it was “horrified” in regards to the incident. A Popeyes spokesperson stated Smith was fired.
“We’ve been made conscious of the video depicting the assault of a Popeyes restaurant staff member, and we’re completely horrified, like the remainder of the general public,” learn the assertion. “Violence of any variety has no place in Popeyes eating places. We’re working with native authorities and the franchisee to make sure the impacted staff member has the help she wants to totally get well.”
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