Texas Hospital Worker Fired Over Ferguson Facebook Post
When you write something on a social site, the rest of us can see it. A Houston woman’s Facebook post on the Ferguson protests, resulted in her being fired. The woman wrote on her personal Facebook page, “The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them.”
“Very racist,” one man who chose not to be identified said.”I was highly offended.”
KHOU has opted not to identify the woman. When the man saw the woman’s post online, he learned that she worked at Memorial Hermann Southeast.
“It shouldn’t be tolerated when you’re a professional,” the man said. “A hospital is a place where you’re supposed to have compassion upon people of all races.”
After the Facebook post was shared on the behemoth social site, Memorial Hermann found out about it too and took swift action.
“People were pretty upset about it,” the man added.
The woman was laid off. The hospital responded via Twitter tweeting, “a non nurse employee posted an offensive comment. MH absolutely disagrees with that post. We have a 107 year history of serving everyone. The individual is no longer an employee of Memorial Hermann.”
“Even freedom of speech has its consequences,” the man said.
“People have the right of free speech, but employers can fire you for whatever they want in the state of Texas,” KHOU legal analyst Gerald Treece said.
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