Employee fired from Sears after racial remark caught on video
Alesia Fieldberg, CTV Winnipeg
Published Monday, March 3, 2014 12:44PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:25AM CST
An employee has been fired from a Winnipeg Sears store, after a video showed a racial comment uttered at a customer. It was posted on Facebook.
Tempers were already high between an unidentified man and a store employee. The man says “Let me guess - you came from Domo?” Then, the employee replies, "Let me guess, you came off the boat?"
The man immediately demands that the worker be fired and then begins shouting profanities.
When reached by CTV, a manager at the store said the altercation happened on Saturday.
The employee was fired late Monday, after initially being suspended with pay.
“We concluded the majority of our investigation and have terminated the employee involved in the Polo Park incident,” said Vince Power from Sears in an email.