I LOVE and hate to jump on a boycott bandwagon. I wish people and businesses just did the right thing. Sometimes we just need to give a good push in the right direction.
Red Robin in Kennewick, WA discriminated against a breastfeeding mother. The manager requested her to cover up and even offered her a shirt. Washington protects breastfeeding mothers and their children to publicly breastfeed. When the woman contacted the corporate office, the manager was defended by Red Robin. Red Robin stated that the manager did not need to know the laws.
I completely disagree with Red Robin.
When I read the subsequent tweet:
"@faedemere If you want to express your concern to Red Robin for their discrimination of #breastfeeding moms go here! http://bit.ly/aFfQE5 "
I submitted a comment to Red Robin, the comment is below.
"I recently learned about a manager at the Kennewick, WA, Red Robin asking a mother to cover up while breastfeeding. I understand that her right to breastfeed in public is protected by Washington law. I currently reside in California, but I will not eat at a Red Robin until Red Robin makes it clear that the manager in question, including ALL MANAGERS - present and future, will either receive education on breastfeeding laws. In addition, Red Robin must publicly support breastfeeding in all of their restauraunts, whether covered or not wherever the mother and child wish to breastfeed. Until that time, I will promote the idea of not eating at Red Robin to everyone who will listen."
My comment was issued the confirmation number: 204161.
I know there is a typo, dang it, I had in there that they should fire that manager if she/he refused education on breastfeeding laws. I thought I should just leave that part out.
So, Red Robin now sits next to Nestle on my boycott list.
To read the law that protects breastfeeding in the state of Washington go here: http://www.breastfeedingwa.org/wa_leg
To submit a comment to Red Robin go here: http://www.redrobin.com/contactus/generalContact.aspx