A Winnipeg Sears store has fired an employee after a video of a racist comment to a customer was uploaded to Facebook.
Yesterday HRM reported the man had been suspended after asking a customer "You just came off the boat?" Today a Sears spokesman confirmed the employee was fired.
According to Facebook comments from the person who uploaded the video, the incident started when the employee asked the customer remove his child from a display model lawn mower.
The video also shows the customer swearing at the employee and demanding he be fired.
Vincent Power, a Toronto-based spokesman for Sears Canada, said the worker was immediately suspended and a decision was later made to fire him and issue an apology.
Darlyne Bautista, coordinator of Canada’s first Filipino heritage courses at the University of Winnipeg, told The Star both the employee and the customer are culpable based on the words spoken by both at the beginning of the video.
Watch the video here.