Paula’s Donuts Employee Fired After Confronting Customer Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mask

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By: Staff Reporter

Normally people order coffee with their donut, but this past week one customer received a cup of harassment instead.

According to reports, an employee of Paula’s Donuts Clarence location allegedly remarked on a customer wearing a “Black Lives Matter” mask and asked why they were not wearing a “White Lives Matter” mask.



The employee has since been fired. Paula’s Donuts released the following statement after conducting an internal investigation:

Due to multiple conflicting stories that we received, we felt it was very important to do our due diligence and investigate all parties in this matter.  Less than 48 hours after we were notified of a situation that took place at our Clarence location, our investigation has been completed.

Our investigation led us to the conclusion that our employee did indeed violate our employee handbook and did harass a customer.  This has led to the immediate termination of that employee.  

We will not accept harassment of ANY KIND from our employees, ESPECIALLY toward our customers, and for this we apologize. We are saddened and dishearten by the situation that took place. We believe every one of our customers has the right to express their values, beliefs and opinions about what they believe. 

We have been in business for 24 years and have always loved and supported our community.  We will continue to provide a safe, comfortable, and happy atmosphere for our customers and employees.  We look forward to seeing you in our shops.


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