A receptionist at a law office in New York City is being called out for calling her client a ‘bitch’.
The receptionist, Martina Lawless, is being hailed for her efforts after she called out a female colleague for not giving her a hug and complimenting her appearance.
Martina Lawlessness is a receptionists receptionist for the Martins Law Office in New Jersey, a private law firm, where she worked for six years, before switching careers to become a private attorney.
The receptionist said she was shocked to see her colleague “look so confused and disrespected” after she shared her opinion on a recent episode of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer.
“She had no idea what I was talking about.
She said she felt disrespected by the fact that I was telling her that she had an issue with the way she looks,” Lawless told ABC News.
Lawless said she initially called her colleague in the office and asked her if she wanted to hug her or compliment her appearance, but she refused.
She added she was surprised to hear that the receptionist asked the woman to give her a “bitch hug” when she walked in the door.
“That’s really a bit of a double standard.
You’re looking at someone’s personal appearance, and then you’re going to ask them to give you a hug when they come in?
That’s really sexist,” she said.
The receptionier also said that when she shared that story with her boss, she was told that she was being “dishonest” and was “misquoted” and that her boss would take action.
“The receptionista then told me that the boss would call her a ‘cunt’ and that I would get fired,” Lawlessness said.
“She was being really dishonest.”
Lawless, who is black, has made headlines in recent months after she tweeted that she and her husband, an African-American man, were being harassed by a white woman.
She also received backlash for her comment, saying that she did not expect that she would be called a ‘faggot’ or even called a name.
“I just thought it was a joke.
It was really weird,” she told ABC’s Good Morning America.
The harassment, which has been going on for about two years, started when Lawless wrote a post in April 2017 titled “Black women aren’t being told they have no power in the workplace,” which has since gone viral.
The tweet was met with a barrage of backlash from black women, many of whom accused her of being “white supremacist,” “fag,” and “bigoted,” according to Lawless.
After the backlash, Lawless deleted the post and said she would no longer tweet about racism.
“This has been a very big wake-up call for me,” she wrote.
“This has become a constant and painful reminder that I am a human being, not a token or object.
And it’s going to take a lot more work to break this cycle of violence and harassment against black women in the United States.”
Lawlessness said that she decided to speak out about her experiences with the woman after she had been harassed in the legal industry for years.
“It has been very hard to tell people about what is going on in the justice system.
I’m in my 60s now, and I’m still learning and growing.
I think I’ve learned a lot from this experience,” she explained.
“I want to change the way the justice systems look at black women.
I want to start a conversation about it and be a voice for women in general.”
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