Photo of receipt with racist slur gets Red Lobster server suspended

The company’s ‘standard procedure’ in the case of employees posting images of bills online echoes other incidents. (Updated)

That’s exactly what happened at a Franklin, Tenn., Red Lobster this week. A customer wrote “none” in the receipt’s line for the tip and the n-word in the line for total. The customer’s waitress, Tori Christina Jenkins, who is black, reportedly showed a photo of the receipt to her father, who posted it to Facebook.

Jenkins was suspended. Mike Bernstein, a spokesman for Red Lobster, told The Huffington Post the suspension was “standard procedure” for employees who violate company policy by doing something like posting a picture of a receipt. (In the original image from Facebook, the customer’s name is fairly easy to make out.)

At the same time, Bernstein said the customer’s use of a racial slur is “completely disgusting.”

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