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.
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