Salon owners across America have been defying the lockdown to open up for business. Recently, Salem, Oregon salon owner Lindsey Graham received a $14,000 citation from OSHA after opening her salon.
The fine is large because her actions are considered “willful disregard.”
Graham also says she had Child Protective Services called on her on the day she opened her salon:
“Child protective services showed up my home. They questioned my husband and I. They questioned my child without me present. They searched our home, and I never expected such a violent, aggressive, vindictive thing could ever have been done to me or my family because I’m trying to learn a living because I’m trying to work.”
Graham pictured below with her husband and children:
“They wouldn’t let me in the room while they questioned my child. As far as I’m aware, the case is open, and they are still insisting that they want to talk to my three-year-old daughter privately, as well. So, I don’t know if they’re going to talk to my eight-week-old newborn. We’ll see, but they did check his diaper.”
Graham went on to say that “everyone’s job is essential” and that businesses should open back up:
“Everyone’s job is essential, not because of what we do or how we do it, but because it’s the way we make our living,” added Graham. “I’m continually terrified for the surrounding businesses in Marion County that are still deemed non-essential. How many more businesses are going to go bankrupt and have to close because of this order?”
The next step will be that Grham’s business license will be taken away.