A McDonald’s security guard is in hot water after a netizen accused him of discriminating a customer because of his appearance on Facebook.
According to netizen Vilma, she personally saw customer who happened to be a beggar with disability was shooed away by a security guard from McDonald in McArthur corner Field’s Ave. ( Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines) and it broke her heart.
As adding insult to injury, the guard “even tried to mock him with his hand gestures that says he’s an addict,” Vilma adds.
The man gave up and walked away.
Vilma said she tried to help the guy buy the food he wants from McDonald’s but he already crossed the street before she could get him.
She followed the beggar to the next fast food outlet available in town and guess where the beggar went? Yes, to Jollibee.
Vilma said “the staff at Jollibee were more than welcoming. They even help the guy to count his money in loose change. I just feel this is worth sharing ❤”
Check out the full post below.
I feel sad for this guy who just wants to get himself a decent breakfast from McDonalds ( Mc Arthur corner Field’s ave. ) The guard won’t let him in seeing that he is a beggar with a disability. The man was pointing at the counter trying to explain that he wanted to order some food. The guard even tried to mock him with his hand gestures that says he’s an addict. The man finally gave up and left. I tried to approach the guy to help him get some food inside but he already crossed the street. I went after him but I have to do a U- turn. By the time I got near , he went inside Jollibee, and I observed…. The staff at Jollibee were more than welcoming. They even help the guy to count his money in loose change. I just feel this is worth sharing ❤
As of this writing, the post has gathered 7,685 shares, 16,873 reactions and 1,865 comments on Facebook.
In fairness to Vilma, she did not accuse McDonald of promoting discrimination among its people but she simply wanted to call the attention of the fast food company about the action of the guard.
Your reaction, please!
Posted by Vilma Nikki Dunn on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Beggar PWD welcomed by Jollibee after getting shooed away from McDonald.
Credits to Vilma Dunn[/caption]
A Jollibee crew even help the beggar and PWD customer count his coins.
Meanwhile, according to RA 7277, aka Magna Carta for Persons with Disability, Sec. 46. Penal Clause.
(a) Any person who violates any provision of this Act shall suffer the following penalties:
(1) for the first violation, a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (PHP 50,000.00) but not exceeding One hundred thousand pesos (PHP 100,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than six (6) months but not more than two (2) years, or both at the discretion of the court; and
(2) for any subsequent violation, a fine of not less than One hundred thousand pesos (PHP 100,000.00) but not exceeding Two hundred thousand pesos (PHP 200,000.00) or imprisonment for not less than two (2) years but not more than six (6) years, or both at the discretion of the court.
(b) Any person who abuses the privileges granted herein shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than six (6) months or a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (PHP 5,000.00), but not more than Fifty thousand pesos (PHP 50,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court.
(c) If the violator is a corporation, organization or any similar entity, the officials thereof directly involved shall be liable therefor.
(d) If the violator is an alien or a foreigner, he shall be deported immediately after service of sentence without further deportation proceedings.
Source: Vilma Nikki Dunn