Employment Law

BC woman caught in racist rant at Lethbridge Denny’s rehired: Calgary Herald

Kelly Pocha

The Cranbrook woman fired from her job after a racially charged rant in a Lethbridge Denny’s went viral has been rehired, Postmedia has learned.

Kelly Pocha was let go from her position at Cranbrook Dodge after a video of her telling a group of Afghan-Canadians to “Go back to your (expletive) country” made the rounds on social media in May.

But Pocha’s termination was only temporary and she is now back at the dealership. Steve Mercandelli, general sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge, would not comment on why the decision to fire Pocha was reversed.

A Vancouver employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP told The Calgary Herald the likely reason why Pocha was returned to her job, and explained termination for cause. Read the lawyer’s explanation here.

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