On March 1, Ms. Bernita Murray, an Aramark Dining Services employee on Spelman College's campus was fired because of allegedly not permitting a student to have a carry-out plate. The student claimed she wanted a carry-out plate so she could go to work study. Bernita gave her a plastic plate instead because without a Spelman ID, or her work study supervisor’s presence, there was no proof that the student had a meal plan or was permitted to have carry-out privileges like other work study students.
Bernita was never given a chance to explain her side of the story. She received a termination notice on March 1, and worked her last day on Spelman’s campus on March 6. This incident brings a very large issue to light. Campus workers on Spelman College’s campus can be fired at any moment, and for majority of the times, (like Ms. Bernita’s) it can be for no reason at all. Please sign this petition to re-hire Bernita immediately!