Firing for racist comments upheldEdmonton employee dismissed for racially motivated verbal harassment of co-workerBy Jeffrey R. Smith03/09/2015|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.