Domino's investigating after Palmerston North job applicants doxxed and ridiculed on Instagram

A Domino's pizza sign
Domino's says it's an isolated incident, and not indicative of its recruitment process. Photo credit: Getty Images

Domino's has issued an apology and vowed to investigate after Palmerston North job seekers had their applications posted to Instagram, where they were openly ridiculed.

Photos of the applications - which included private details, including names, addresses and phone numbers - were posted to the account @coctonlyfans alongside derisive captions.

The account, which had 65 followers, is no longer active.

Stuff reports @coctonlyfans was being run by a franchise owner's family member, who had themselves recently been working at one of the city's three stores.

Responding to the revelations, a Domino's spokesperson told Newshub a thorough investigation was now being carried out, with "appropriate steps" taken once this was complete.

"Domino's takes privacy of all job applicants incredibly seriously and we were saddened to hear that these applicants have not been treated with the respect that they deserved," they said.

"We hold ourselves and our team members to a higher standard and we unreservedly apologise to those affected by this situation.

"We would like to assure the community that this is an isolated incident and not indicative of our recruitment process, a process which values privacy and integrity above all else. We have strict privacy policies for this very reason."

One applicant who had his CV posted to the @coctonlyfans Instagram account told Stuff he only learned his application had been posted online when he was told by friends.

Having recently received threatening messages online, he told the outlet he was genuinely anxious after being doxxed.