Story of the week: HR employee fired for appearing to mock applicant’s English


A human resources employee was fired after he appeared to mock a prospective job applicant’s English in an email.

Emily Huynh’s father, Minh Huynh, is a Vietnamese immigrant who is still working on his English, so she reads over her father’s emails at the end of the day to help him understand words that tripped him up, she told ABC News.

Emily Huynh, an 18-year-old high school senior, spotted a particularly jarring email earlier this week, in which an HR employee for a delivery service seemed to insult her father’s language skills in an email.

She then shared a screenshot of the email response, sparking a firestorm on Twitter.

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