A company in the US locked its social media accounts because it received a lot of hate. This happened after they fired an employee who wanted time off when his mother died. Many people on social media supported the employee who got fired from Koroseal.
He was let go after requesting more time to grieve.
The situation came to light when the employee shared it on Reddit. He mentioned that he worked at a company called Koroseal, which makes wallcoverings. The company fired him because he wanted more time off.
In his Reddit post, the ex-employee discussed receiving only three days of unpaid leave when his mother passed away.
“[I] was given three bereavement leave days to travel to Florida, bury my mom, and hurry back home – no time to rest, grieve, anything,” the Reddit user wrote. “I honestly haven’t even had time to grieve as it’s all been a blur.”
After the man emailed the HR department asking for an additional four days of unpaid leave, he was abruptly fired.
“She said they’ve been gracious enough by offering me bereavement and fired me over email telling me they’ll mail my final check,” the man reported.
Koroseal’s decision was a mistake because they received inadequate attention for firing the employee. The ex-employee wrote that Koroseal seemed nice on social media and had a good reputation.
The company faced substantial criticism from people on both Reddit and Twitter.
They posted many negative comments on Koroseal’s page, making the company delete hundreds of comments and eventually make its Twitter account private.
The ex-employee shared on Reddit that he was a machinist working with five to six other operators. He mentioned that Koroseal could have easily allowed him the requested time off.
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He also noted that the company requested that he remove his Reddit post due to the criticism it received.
He thanked Reddit users for their support.
“Reddit came through for me in a huge way! They forced the offending company to scrub all social media, lock down their page, and delete hundreds upon hundreds of comments on Twitter/X,” wrote the user.
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