In Kiev, the company refused to hire a girl because of the Ukrainian language: how the scandal ended
In Kiev, the Columb Trade company, which is engaged in the selection of cars from the United States, refused to hire a girl because she speaks Ukrainian. The scandal ended with the dismissal of the HR manager and an apology.
Resident of the capital Victoria Yukhimets applied for one of the vacancies offered by the company.
During the telephone conversation, she was refused because she speaks Ukrainian, and the company has a different ” corporate culture”.
“ It’s not even a refusal. You will feel uncomfortable in the environment. We have a corporate culture. We all communicate in Russian, ”said the HR manager.
Then she also stated that the founder of the company is a Belarusian, who allegedly does not understand the Ukrainian language.
The girl recorded the conversation on a dictaphone and posted it on social networks. Then there was a scandal, and the company apologized for the words of their employee.
“ On behalf of Columb Auto Trade, we sincerely apologize for these misunderstandings and indignation of Ukrainians. We are a pro-Ukrainian company and do not engage in anti-nationalism, ”the company said in a statement.
After a while, the company announced the dismissal of the HR manager who was interviewing.
“ Recently, during an interview, our already former employee allowed herself remarks and comments that are unacceptable not only for the company, but also those that violate Ukrainian laws. She was fired today. The Columb Trade management would like to thank all those who are not indifferent for the coverage of the situation and comments. We understand the public outrage and will work on the mistakes, ”the statement says.