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Leon's under fire over racism, “lynching” prank

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HRM CA | 05 Sep 2013, 12:01 AM Agree 0
Racist behaviour including lynching a statue lead to two Leon’s employees being fired, now the victim has taken his case to the Human Rights Commission.
  • Opinyun8ed | 05 Sep 2013, 12:40 PM Agree 0
    Disheartening to hear of this sort of behaviour in 2013.
  • CariMeAway | 05 Sep 2013, 01:11 PM Agree 0
    I can't believe this behaviour still exists! If Management is contributing to this behaviour that person needs to be fired. So do the perpretrators. Too bad it wasn't taken care of at the Leons level and needed to escalated up to the Human Rights Commission. As Opinyun8ed said, it's disheartening. I thought we were all better than this. Unfortunate that racism still exists in the workplace.
  • yeehaw | 05 Sep 2013, 04:50 PM Agree 0
    his absolutely disgusts me! Not the event that took place but the "victim" per say... What if the statue was blue would you still be crying... Seriously get over yourself your just looking for some fast cash and alittle bit of spotlight... The human rights board and the police have better things to deal with and beside the leons employees have been fired and all the other innocent employees had to sit through what im sure was a boring training class.... I hope you get nowhere with this!!!!
  • TruthHurts | 05 Sep 2013, 07:56 PM Agree 0
    Racism appears to be a fundamental unwritten corporate culture at Leon's. I have experienced it first hand as a prospective customer in a Toronto store back in 1998 and decided not to enter Leon's store in my life let alone make a purchase.
  • Adcon | 06 Sep 2013, 06:46 AM Agree 0
    Yeehaw. YOU disgust me! The "statue" was not blue though. What kind of a stupid argument is that? This was obviously a reference to lynching. Even an idiot like you could see that. So you're condoning overt racism in the workplace? Go peddle your bigotry somewhere else. By the way, it's PER SE not per say. Don't use a Latin phrase to make yourself sound less ignorant than you are, if you're going to spell it incorrectly. It just highlights your ignorance.
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