Firing for racist comments upheld

Edmonton employee dismissed for racially motivated verbal harassment of co-worker
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2015

Florian Gramescu was a heavy duty mechanic for the City of Edmonton. He was first hired in 2009 in a temporary capacity and accepted full-time in 2010.

Shortly after he started working for the city, Gramescu completed its respectful workplace training and was given a respectful workplace employee handbook. He also was made aware of the city’s code of conduct, which stated failure to comply could result in disciplinary action and dismissal.