Man fired after painting rainbow nation black and white.

O no! How is it possible that people are still ruining the future of our rainbow nation, bringing ill-repute to their employers and losing their own jobs, by spewing out racist rhetoric?  Companies should be taking pro-active steps to educate their employees! Did you know that a Company can be held vicariously liable for the racist remarks of its employees? The best way to avoid liability attaching to the company for its employee’s actions is to conduct awareness discrimination training – Contact us at IR Insights right now, if you have not already done this in your Company.

The Constitutional Court has set aside a judgement of the Labour Appeal Court which found that words or phrases should be considered in a vacuum and presumed neutral. The legacy of apartheid and racial segregation cannot be ignored and neither could a presumption be made that the context in which the words were said is neutral.

It is time …. For employers to ensure all employees are aware that there is a zero tolerance policy for racist or discriminatory hints or remarks, whether at work, in private or on holiday!

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News24 reports

2018-08-22 11:56
A racist rant in which a South African man films himself boasting about being on a Greek beach where there isn’t a single black person in sight has left his family business reeling.
In the video, Adam Catzavelos gives a weather report, adding “amazing sea and not one k*ff*r insight”.
He has since been fired from the family business, St George’s Fine Foods, and one client of the company has already decided to find another supplier.”We had a conference call and we are disassociating ourselves immediately from St George’s,” Butcher Boys director Derryck Myers told News24.”We do not support what Adam has done,” he added. Impact on business, Myers said the company supplies Butcher Boys with a critical sauce, and ending supply could risk the employment of 150 staff.
“They supply us a product that is specifically made for Butcher Boys and without that product, we would put a lot of people out of work.”But he said a shareholders’ meeting decided that Butcher Boys would source the product elsewhere. Myers said he has no tolerance for racism, but added that he did not know Adam Catzavelos.”I’ve never dealt with Adam in my life, I only ever dealt with the father, George.”
Myers said that Butcher Boys was keen to protect its reputation.”His father is a sick man and this pressure doesn’t help. I’m concerned for him [George] and I’m concerned for our business,” Myers added. Ties cut Another restaurant chain, Braza, has also said that it will no longer do business with St George’s Fine Foods, saying it notes with disgust the racially inflamed remarks made by Catzavelos. Braza owns the restaurants Braza Emperor’s Palace and Braza Silver Lakes.
“We distance ourselves from these remarks and have communicated to St George’s Fine Foods that we will no longer be doing any business with them nor will we be doing any business with an entity which is in any way associated with Adam Catzavelos,” Braza’s director Andy Papaspyrou said in a statement.

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