A Wendy’s assistant manager who was suspended after referring to a female coworker as a “bitch” has been discharged, according to TMZ. The video captured an assistant manager named Michael yelling insults at Sophia Cargill, a general manager intern at Wendy’s restaurant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The video demonstrates Michael calling Cargill a “bitch” and saying she is “fucking lazy” nearly two weeks ago. Following her recording of Michael’s insults, the woman informs him that his career at Wendy’s will come to an end.
The GoFundMe page for Cargill claimed Michael verbally harassed her in the past and did not want to assume her duties as general manager. In multiple instances while she was training, Michael said he made it difficult for her.
“I told the general manager on multiple occasions that nothing was done,” she wrote.
Despite the fact that she reported Cargill’s behavior as hostile, Cargill was the one who was suspended without pay.
A Wendy’s spokesperson told TMZ that the company does not tolerate harassment at work. We immediately acted following our protocol upon finding out about this situation and suspended those involved so that an investigation could be conducted.”
The harassment left Cargill unsure if she would like to return to Wendy’s after being “traumatized”.
According to her GoFundMe page, which has already raised over $12,000, she isn’t sure if she would like to return to Wendy’s. Cargill said she will hire a lawyer and prioritize her mental health as she searches for another job.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.