Tammy Rivera hit social media Sunday after visiting a CVS in Dekalb County and allegedly being racially profiled by a staff member. Tammy posted a series of videos on her Instagram account explaining that she was visiting the local CVS, but this time her experience was different.
Tammy claims a new employee followed her through the aisles shopping and mentioned that she opened a package before buying, which led the woman to tell her not to open the products. Tammy claims the woman spoke to her childishly and told her to leave the store.
“This lady was sitting here, she must be new, and she was watching me pretend she was fixing things in the hallway,” said Tammy. “I’m watching her watch me properly. I opened a pack and she was watching me so much that when I opened the pack she said, ‘Don’t do that’. “
The situation escalated and Tammy decided to leave the store after the employee called the police.
According to @TMZ_tv, Tammy called CVS to file a complaint with the store’s manager, who apologized for the incident. A representative from CVS told TMZ that the company has a “strong non-discrimination policy” and is committed to ensuring that all customers “are treated with respect and courteous customer service is provided”.
The representative also mentioned that the company has opened an investigation into the incident.
Tammy later told TMZ that she doesn’t want the woman to lose her job, but would like her to get more education and training in dealing with black or Latin American customers. The woman’s employment status is unclear as CVS declined to comment.
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