Co-worker doesn’t appreciate employee’s racist-tinged texts

Worker considered vulgar and racial texts to be friendly banter, but co-worker complained to management
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/17/2015

This edition of You Make the Call involves an employee who was fired after sending racist texts to a co-worker.

The employee was an equipment operator for Evraz North America, a manufacturer of pipes and related products in Calgary, hired in June 2012. The employee worked at one of two facilities in Calgary — sometimes with a co-worker with whom he was roommates for a period of time.