Pregnant woman, Marissa Holcomb, fired from her manager position at Popeyes in Channelview, Texas after she refused to pay back money that had been stolen in a robbery on March 31, 2015
A pregnant woman fired for refusing to reimburse nearly $400 in cash stolen by an armed robber at a Texas Popeyes joint in Texas can have her job back, local reports said.
Shortly after Marissa Holcomb went public with what she believed was a wrongful termination, the owner of the Channelview franchise called and said sorry.
“He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again,”
he Georgia-based Popeyes chain does not operate the indepently-run Channelview locale, but the company’s CEO, Cheryl Bachelder, offered her own apologies to Holcomb in a statement released on Wednesday.
“We have spoken to the local franchise owner of the restaurant, and he has taken immediate action to reach out to the employee to apologize and rectify the situation. While the facts are
gathered, we will closely monitor this until it is appropriately resolved. We deeply regret the distress this situation has caused,” Bachelder wrote.