(Original story at NY Daily News here.)
Note that the employee in question didn’t even speak for her bank, but merely identified herself as working for it.
In her racist rambling — the majority of which was incoherent — Lindgren spewed her anger over having to “pay for” welfare for families that African Americans “can’t afford.”
Minutes after the hateful post, an eagle-eyed Facebook user quickly noticed Lindgren was an employee at Bank of America, through her Facebook profile. Looks like she has a new reason to hate the social network.
Lindgren has since deleted the post and her Facebook account. The former Bank of America worker did not respond to the Daily News’ request for comment.
The bank received thousands of comments calling out the hateful employee through social media and complaints over the phone, spokesman Andy Aldridge told the Daily News.
Lindgren’s bosses found out about the post on Wednesday, and investigated the racist rant before she was fired on Thursday.
She was promptly fired for her “reprehensible” comments, Bank of America said in a statement.
“We are working to reach out to our customers who voiced concerns over social media,” Aldridge told The News.
Many users threatened to close their accounts with the bank after the racist post.
Commenters on the bank’s Facebook page have called out the company for deleting any posts referencing Lindgren’s bigoted comments. Other users complained about the bank’s history of racial issues.
The company was ordered to pay $2,181,593 after a judge found that Bank of America’s Charlotte office had discriminated against 1,147 African-American job applicants in 2013.