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Petition to Sobeys Inc., Safeway Canada, UFCW Canada

Safeway, Sobeys and UFCW Canada: STOP Supporting Sexual Harassment

On the evening of Friday, October 13th, 2017, I was sexually harassed by a Safeway Canada employee at the Kensington Square location in Burnaby, British Columbia. The employee, Josh, found it acceptable to approach me, stop me from continuing my grocery shopping, and tell me what he called were "inappropriate dad jokes." However, the jokes were more than just inappropriate. They were downright vulgar. The "jokes" referenced sex, sexual acts, as well as male and female genitalia. Bothered by the employee's obviously inappropriate conduct, I filed a complaint with Safeway. I initially received an e-mail response from Gary Davies, HR manager for Sobeys Inc. who asked that I provide video/audio proof of my encounter with the Safeway employee. The last thing that had crossed my mind was to pull out my camera and record what was happening. I told Mr. Davies that while I understood him wanting proof so that he could do a thorough investigation into the matter, I felt he was being insensitive and taking a victim-blaming approach. A few days later I received an e-mail from Safeway store manager, Rick Macleod, who advised me that they conducted an investigation and were able to substantiate my allegations with the employee in question, and that the employee admitted to his conduct. Mr. Macleod then went on to say that "corrective action" had been taken against the employee, and that they would be sending me a $250 gift card as an apology for what occurred. I then e-mailed Mr. Macleod back asking for clarification on what type of "corrective action" had been taken, but he did not respond. I then contacted Safeway's customer service department requesting clarification, and the following day I received a voice mail message from Ray Mattinson, the District Operator for Safeway. In his message, Mr. Mattinson stated that he would be able to answer all of my questions and put my concerns to rest. However, when I spoke to Mr. Mattinson the following day, he simply stated, "I cannot tell you anything." He also told me that if I felt uncomfortable with the employee, I should "go shop at a different Safeway." I was stunned. I should not have to go out of my way to shop at a different store. Instead, Safeway should be doing everything in their power to make the shopping experience as comfortable as possible for the customer! As of October 23rd, I filed a sexual harassment complaint against Safeway Canada/Sobeys Inc. with the BC Human Rights Tribunal. That complaint was accepted by the BCHRT as of November 2nd, 2017, and I am now in the process of awaiting a settlement meeting. Since my complaint, both Safeway and UFCW Canada have made a series of tweets about violence and harassment against women - which is, in my opinion, their attempt at doing damage control. They have no real remedies or solutions when dealing with sexual harassment and have done absolutely nothing to prevent what happened to me from happening in the future by continuing to employ the individual who committed and admitted to the sexual harassment. It is my hope that creating this petition will not only shed light on sexual harassment even more-so, but bring about change to companies like Safeway and others who find it acceptable to stand by employees who engage in such inappropriate behaviours - even when they admit to such conduct. It is despicable and a disgrace. I also hope that this petition will give others strength to speak out if and when something like this ever happens to them.

Brianne D.
44 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Theresa May MP

Remove picture of murderer and his victim from Facebook #justiceforkatrina

Help us remove convicted murderer Dylan Doodle Harries facebook profile picture of him and his victim Katrina Evemy as well as his Facebook relationship status that shows he is in a relationship with his late victim. We the family of Katrina Evemy, wish to have to have all ties to her murderer Dylan Harries removed from our lives, his Facebook profile picture is a constant reminder of the monster still having power over his late victim that he cruelly stole from our lives. We have made countless efforts to contact Facebook through emails and reporting the profile and picture of the murderer, with absolutley no support from the social media website.  Below is the news article giving a summary of the horrendous attack. News article by Harley Tamplin for 13 Oct 2017 10:57 pm ‘Dylan Harries has been found guilty of repeatedly stabbing Katrina Evemy to death in attack that left the toddler covered in her mother’s blood. Swansea Crown Court heard that the 22-year-old carried out the attack after discovering his ‘on-off girlfriend’, 19, had kissed another man. Harries, described by the prosecution as ‘by nature possessive and jealous’, had stolen her phone and secretly texted the man before walking two miles to her house armed with the knife. Katrina spent six days on life support after the attack in Llanelli, south Wales, on April 13, but died in hospital. Prosecutor Patrick Harrington QC said: ‘Not only did he inflict appalling knife wounds, he also bit Miss Evemy on the arm.’ Mr Harrington said: ‘She got into the house and said that there was blood everywhere. ‘She found Miss Evemy there with her face covered in blood and her hair matted in blood.’ The court heard Katrina kissed Robert Morton on a night out and the pair exchanged numbers – hours after she had rowed with Harries. Harries stole her phone and began texting Mr Morton while pretending to be Katrina. Mr Harrington said the text from Mr Morton read: ‘You and your fella had an argument, he ended it and stormed off. Your fella got the wrong end of the stick. We danced a little then we kissed a couple of times then swapped numbers.’ Mr Harrington said: ‘Harries then sent a message back from her phone saying: ‘This is her boyfriend and she denied it.’ ‘Mr Morton replied ‘This problem is between you and her’.’ DNA evidence proved Harries was responsible for the bite, and there were distinctive marks from his braces – but he denied murder, claiming he had found her badly injured. Harries, of Felinfoel, Llanelli, was convicted by a jury and will be sentenced on Monday.’ Dylan Harries was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 27 years

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