Logistics services provider fires employee over New Zealand attack posts

The employee has since been deported, the company said in a statement in which it reiterated its zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour.
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Dubai-based Transguard, which supports logistics operators to deliver their services by providing drivers, warehouse operators, inventory planners and forklift operators on Wednesday said it had fired an employee for expressing support for the New Zealand mosque attacks on social media.

The employee has since been deported, the company said in a statement in which it reiterated its zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour.

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“Transguard has a zero-tolerance for the inappropriate use of social media. As a result this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice,” said managing director Greg Ward.

The employee, who has not been named, purportedly put up a celebratory Facebook post about the March 15th terror attack in New Zealand, in which 50 Muslims were killed by an Australian gunman in what New Zealand has called it’s worst terror attack in modern history.

UAE government officials have not commented on the employee’s deportation, but the UAE government did condemned the attack and expressed its condolences to the victims’ families.

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