Wendy’s Stanley NC: Social media post goes viral after Dennis Peek, a man with Down syndrome, was fired from a fast food restaurant
The family said a store manager fired Dennis Peek because “he was unable to do his job like a normal person.”
GASTON COUNTY, NC — A North Carolina family searches for answers after their loved one was fired from a job they’ve held for more than 20 years.
Dennis Peek has Down Syndrome and soon wanted to retire from a Wendy’s restaurant in Gaston County.
Peek’s family are now reaching out for him after finding out he was fired without notice.
They said a store manager fired Peek because “he wasn’t able to do his job like a normal person.”
“I’m out here because I have to be his voice in how he’s been treated,” said Cona Turner, Peek’s sister. “He doesn’t understand and we can’t tell him he’s been fired. We didn’t tell him and we won’t tell him.”
Turner said she didn’t know what to do and took her heartbreak and frustrations to Facebook to break the news.
On Thursday morning, Turner said she received a call from the Carolina restaurant group, which owns and operates Wendy’s, saying he could be reinstated next week.
Cona explained in an update on Facebook that Peek will not be returning to work at the restaurant and will be hosting the retirement party he wanted.
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