Lowe’s Black Employee Told Not To Deliver Packages To White Client’s House
Last week, Marcus Bradley, a Virginia employee for Lowe’s received a phone call from his manager telling him he can no longer deliver packages to a white client’s house. No it’s not 1955, it’s 2015.
In an interview with Fox 10, Bradley relayed to reporters what his manager told him exactly: “I got a phone call on the phone telling me to bring the delivery back, saying that I couldn’t do the delivery. I asked him why I couldn’t do it, and he said because you’re black, and they don’t want you at the house.”
When Fox 10 reached out to the customer, she told the media outlet she has the right to request who she wants to deliver her packages from Lowes. She also added, “No, I don’t feel bad about nothing.” However, Bradley felt if Lowes allowed customers to choose who can and who can’t deliver packages to their homes, it will be bad for business: “To me, it just ain’t right for a business that we work at to go on with the woman’s wishes. It was one of those things like, ‘These guys will get over it, they’re tough guys, they’re delivery guys. And that’s kind of where I just had to put my foot down and say I couldn’t do it with them.”
Although Bradley was hurt by his manager’s decision, he told Fox 10, the incident will not hinder him from missing any days of work. As for Bradley’s manager, executives from Lowe’s corporate told Fox 10, he has been terminated from the company for honoring a customer’s racist request and taking Bradley off his regular delivery route.