Markham employee on leave after using offensive term during guest presentation at George Brown


A human resources employee at the City of Markham has been put on leave after delivering a presentation at George Brown College that included the use of an offensive racial slur. The woman was invited to be a guest speaker for a George Brown class and uttered the term while presenting a real-world case study about individuals who lost their jobs after making offensive posts on social media. CBC reports that the speaker apologized for using the word and George Brown has launched an investigation into the situation. “We condemn this behaviour in the strongest terms and are taking this matter extremely seriously,” said George Brown President Gervan Fearon.

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