In the wake of the Christchurch attacks this month, Dubai-based security service company and Emirates affiliate Transguard sacked an employee for celebrating the attacks and was deported by the UAE Government.
50 killed in Christchurch mosque attacks
On 15th March. fatal terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 people and injured another 50 by 28-year-old Australian suspect, Brenton Tarrant. The incident was met with global condemnation and changes in gun laws in New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was praised for her leadership in the wake of the horror that shook the Muslim community and as a tribute, Burj Khalifa lit up its facade with an image of her, with the title, ‘Peace.’
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Transguard employee fired for celebrating attacks
Last week, an employee from Transguard Group posted a series of stirring comments, praising the attacks under a fake social media profile. However, the manpower service company were quick to identify the employee behind the comments who was immediately fired. They handed him over to UAE authorities leading to their deportation. They said, “Despite posting under a false name, the employee responsible for last weekend’s inflammatory comments has been identified, terminated as per Transguard policy and handed over to the authorities.”
“Zero-tolerance” for abusive messages
Greg Ward, Managing Director at Transguard says the company has a “zero-tolerance” policy for provocative messages. He said, “We have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media, and as a result, this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice.”