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Woman says she was told she wasn't getting a job because she had a 'ghetto name'

Company claims it was hacked
Posted at 7:46 PM, Aug 16, 2018

A Milwaukee woman applied for a job only to be told by the company that they don't hire people with "ghetto" names.

Quinntellia Fields says she received the email response on Monday after applying for a receptionist job at Mantality Health through a third-party site.

Mantality Health has multiple locations in the Midwest. Fields said she was applying for a job at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location.

"First, I thought it was a joke," she said.

The quick response looked legit, until she got to the line that said, "Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive 'ghetto' names."

"That’s pretty offensive," Fields said. "I was pretty shocked and then I was hurt."

She contacted the company who told her the outside job board was hacked.

In a statement posted on the company's website, Mantality says it's working with law enforcement and considering appropriate legal action.

"We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails," the company's statement read in part.

"Seems like the typical response," Fields said. "If someone’s in trouble on the internet, 'Oh it’s just a hack.'"

Fields isn't the only job seeker who received this reply. According to local news reports, two women in Missouri also received the same email.

"I just want to know why that person thought it was OK to just target one group of people," Fields said.

Here’s the full statement Mantality posted on its website:

The password for the outside job board site used by Mantality was compromised on August 13, 2018. The [compromise] included no access to client information or internal systems. We are currently working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrator and consider appropriate legal action. We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails.