Macy’s employee Natalie Johnson was fired this week after the company learned that she banned a transgender shopper from entering the women’s changing area.
Natalie says that her religion does not recognize transgender people and when she saw what appeared to be a male heading towards the female changing room she stopped them.
“I had to just be straightforward and tell him, ‘You’re a man,’ and of course that really got him steamed,” she says.
After Johnson’s friends told her that transgender people are allowed to use whichever changing room they identify with she still wouldn’t stand down.
Natalie told ABC News:
“I refuse to comply with this policy,” and “There are no transgenders in the world. A guy can dress up as a woman all he wants. That’s still not going to make you a woman.” And “if you’re a man going into the women’s fitting room, I will kindly escort you to the men’s fitting room.”
Well now she won’t be escorting anyone to any Macy’s dressing room, in the meantime I would highly recommend that she seek employment outside of the clothing industry where she is likely to forced to make the same type of bigoted decision making in the future.
I personally don’t believe that religious viewpoints have any place in the workplace where employees of varying beliefs must exist as a cohesive unit. Do you think Macy’s acted correctly in firing Natalie Johnson for her inability to follow company policies and her blatant disrespect for their customer base?