Worksop firm apologise for 'unacceptable' text message that contained offensive comments about travelling community

A Worksop firm have apologised and say they are investigating after an ‘unacceptable’ text message that contained ‘inappropriate’ comments about the travelling community was sent out by a staff member.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:41 pm

Howdens said the text message, which is understood to have been sent out to other staff members at their Worksop depot, did not align with their ‘values as a business’.

It read: “***TRAVELLERS AT WORKSOP*** Please be advised that our travelling friends have returned once again and so please be cauitious if you are visiting the depot – do not leave your van unlocked or unattended”.

The Howdens depot in Worksop.

A spokesperson for Howdens said: “Howdens would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused by a text message sent by a member of staff at its Worksop depot.

"The message was not approved, and its content was unacceptable and wholly at odds with our values as a business.

"We are investigating the matter internally as a matter of urgency and appropriate action will be taken.

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