Melissa Rolfe has been terminated from her job as Human Resources director at Equity Prime Mortgage LLC, an Atlanta-based company, just days after her stepson Garrett Rolfe was charged in the killing of Rayshard Brooks.
Given that her stepson’s arrest is controversial in and of itself, Melissa’s firing comes across as downright lunacy.
So, what prompted her abrupt termination?
The company claims that Rolfe’s views had created a hostile work environment for her co-workers.
However, a source at Fox News reports that Rolfe recieved absolutely no explanation whatsoever for the termination.
Tucker Carlson reports…
The firing of Melissa Rolfe is the latest occurrence of a growing and disturbing trend in America. When a citizen has even the vaguest connection with someone accused of wrongdoing, that person becomes guilty by association.
Of course, the company that fired Rolfe says otherwise. The New York Post reports that Equity Prime Mortgage LLC had this to say:
In a statement to the news station, the company said fellow employees no longer felt comfortable “engaging” with Melissa. They did not expand on what she posted on social media or when she posted it.
“As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership, and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her,” the company said in the statement.
“We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa’s personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways,” they added.
They said the company is devoted to bringing wealth to black communities in Atlanta that have suffered from systemic racism.
“We owe our successes to our employees who listen generously, speak courageously, and choose positivity,” the statement said, according to the news station. “Representation matters, and so do Black Lives.”
Equity Prime may or may not have their hearts in the right places, but it's hard to see Melissa's firing as anything other than a maneuver for optics.
What does the public think?
See for yourself...
As cancel culture intensifies, it will be interesting to see if companies such as Equity Prime Mortgage face any blowback from their consumers.
We, The People, can vote with our wallets.