OPINION

Penny Sparrow's racist statements unacceptable - Jarwitz Properties

CEO Herschel Jawitz says that former-agent of company should be held accountable for her words

RESPONSE FROM HERSCHEL JAWITZ, CEO JAWITZ PROPERTIES ON EX-AGENT’S RACIST POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

January 04, 2016

Herschel Jawitz CEO of Jawitz Properties has condemned the racist statements made by an ex-estate agent who left the company in November 2015, labeling them as unacceptable.

The ex-agent’s Facebook page erroneously stated that she was still an employee of Jawitz Properties.  This has now been corrected. In addition, properties reflecting her name on another property website have also been updated.

Jawitz Properties has been operating for many years during which it has built an impeccable reputation in the marketplace.  We would like to strongly emphasise that the racial comments made by the ex-employee were done in her personal capacity and are no reflection of the views of our company in anyway.

We are exploring all legal options and are engaging with our Industry regulatory body to ensure that Penny Sparrow is held accountable for her words. I feel both personally and professionally as the CEO of our company the same anger and outrage about these comments as the public.  It is unfortunate that the anger from the public has been misdirected towards our brand and not the person who made these comments only after she had left the employ of the company.

There is no place for these views in our Country, in our society, in our industry and especially not in our Company.

Statement issued by Jawitz Properties, 4 January 2015