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Target: Stop Discriminating Against Physically Handicapped
  • Petitioning Gregg W. Steinhafel

This petition will be delivered to:

Target CEO
Gregg W. Steinhafel
Target
New York-04
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer

Target: Stop Discriminating Against Physically Handicapped

    1. Marthika Mera
    2. Petition by

      Marthika Mera

      Valley Stream, NY

My name is Martha Bajana. When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, in order for me to move I use a wheel chair. I have never allowed my physical ailment handicap my life. I have been an employee of Target in College Point, NY for six-years and, until recently, they have helped me with my disability.

When I was hired Target understood that I needed a ride to work from my family members who also work at the same store. In January Target informed me in I was violating a company policy which says family members cannot work at the same store if one of them is in management. Although I am not management, Target told me I needed to transfer to another store or take a demotion to remain at my store.

The only way I can get to work is through my family members, who also work at the store, making a transfer impossible. The demotion they are forcing on me not only comes with a cut of hours, but also requires lots of physical labor that Target obviously knows I cannot complete due to my handicap.

As a single mother, I struggle to make ends meet. Target has put me in a very difficult position. They have strictly informed all of my coworkers not to help me in any way while on or off the clock, telling them that it was unlawful to help me to go to the restroom! They have also ordered that I go on New York Disability Leave.

Handicapped people have rights too. They deserve to be treated fairly and not discriminated upon. I have a right to work and I want to work! For six-years Target has had no issue with me until now. Please sign the petition and tell Target to stop discriminating against me and give me my job back!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Thanks everyone i need 500 signatures more

      Marthika Mera
      Petition Organizer

      One more time Thanks for all your support!!!! .. I can't beleive I'm getting all this signature from people that I dont evenknow but Thanks and Bless everyone for your time.. Its sad that I don't have a job anymore because target is dicriminating myself and I can't even provide to pay my daughter a personal tutor so she can be more successful in her education becuase my prioties now is our food and our rent. But Please call friends, family members to help me to get more signatures..

      WE NEED TO SHOW TARGET THAT WE ALL ON THIS PETITION TOGETHER AND WE ARE DEMANDING OUR RIGHTS!!!!

    3. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • melanie smith VALLEY STREAM, NY
      • 5 months ago

      because everyone should be treat equal. shame on target!!

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    • TIM SANTANA VALLEY STREAM, NY
      • 5 months ago

      PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS LOS MUCHOS DERECHOS

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    • PATRICIA PAGLINI ROSARIO, ARGENTINA
      • 5 months ago

      PORQUE SOY MAMA DE UN NIÑO CON UNA MIOPATIA

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    • ANDREA DAMARIO MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
      • 5 months ago

      porque tambien tengo distrofia muscular

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    • Eduardo muñoz PEREIRA, COLOMBIA
      • 5 months ago

      Por que vivir con una discapacidad es muy dificil y si te discriminan peor.

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