Mantality Health has multiple locations in the Midwest. Fields says she was applying for a job at their Brookfield location.
"First, I thought it was a joke," she said.
The quick response looked legit, until she got to the line that said, "Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive 'ghetto' names."
"That’s pretty offensive," said Fields. "I was pretty shocked and then I was hurt."
She contacted the company who told her the outside job board was hacked.
In a statement posted on the company's website, Mantality says it's working with law enforcement and considering appropriate legal action. The statement went on to say, "We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails."
"Seems like the typical response," said Fields. "If someone’s in trouble on the internet, 'oh it’s just a hack.'"
Fields isn't the only job seeker who received this reply. According to local news reports, two women in Missouri also received the same email.
"I just want to know why that person thought it was OK to just target one group of people," said Fields.
The password for the outside job board site used by Mantality was compromised on August 13, 2018. The [compromise] included no access to client information or internal systems. We are currently working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrator and consider appropriate legal action. We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails.