End Your Discrimination

End Your Discrimination

    1. Kate Nalepinski
    2. Petition by

      Kate Nalepinski

      Port Jefferson Station, NY

Tutti Frutti in Port Jefferson Station is a business which objected employing me due to my skin disease, eczema. Eczema is a non-contagious disease which produces red spots on my arms and neck.

After finishing my first day on the job, I was called over to speak with my manager. I was then informed that I would no longer be able to work at Tutti Frutti due to my eczema. I was appalled at this news, but tried to find another solution, asking if I could wear long-sleeves to hide my condition. I explained my disease in-depth: seasonal, non-contagious, and sterile, thus it couldn't impact any working conditions. I was then told long-sleeves wouldn't be an acceptable alternative. The manager encouraged me to return in the Summer - when my skin is clear. This is unacceptable and blatant form of discrimination, based on my skin condition.

No form of discrimination is acceptable. My objective is to spread awareness through this petition, and as a result, expose the discrimatory business that is Tutti Frutti.

End Your Discrimination

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. News 12

      Kate Nalepinski
      Petition Organizer

      I managed to gain awareness by News 12, and I should be on the 5pm news tonight (11/27/13). And I couldn't have gotten to this point without support from others. Thank you!

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Jensen CORAM, NY
      • 4 days ago

      My daughter had also suffered from unsightly eczema.

    • Devina Beach GARDEN GROVE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      This literally just happened to me yesterday. I work as a server and I have eczema on my hands. They won't allow me to wear gloves and yesterday they texted me and told me it wasn't working out because I'm at a disadvantage and they can't work with that. I don't know where to go from here.

    • louise abitbol SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS, NY
      • 6 months ago

      Ignorance cannot be tolerated. So let's educate these folks about discrimination.

    • Kiana Ridley CORAM, NY
      • 10 months ago

      That's just wrong. You can't deny someone work for a skin condition that will harm no one. They are being ignorant.

    • Bruce Kirschner SELDEN, NY
      • 10 months ago

      If a person is physically fit to work a position and is hired, then that person has a right to work. I f the person was not hired for the position because of a physical discrimination, then the hiring practices of the company should be better stated.


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