Walmart Manager Fired For Anti-Muslim Rant On Facebook

The manager said it was a joke, made in his off hours.

Wal-Mart Manager Fired Over Anti-Muslim Facebook Post
Walmart fired a manager of a New York store after he posted comments on Facebook mocking Muslim customers.

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Walmart brought the Facebook posts to the attention of Walmart and asked the retail giant to discipline the assistant manager of the store in Hamburg, a suburb of Buffalo.

Along with a photograph of two Muslim women in traditional dress, the assistant manager's expletive-filled posting read: "Halloween came early this year. ... Do they really have to ... dress like that.....your in my country....get off!!!"

A spokeswoman for Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Stores Inc. says company officials looked into the posting immediately upon learning about it and fired the employee. CAIR identified him as Terry Earsing. He apologized when reached by The Buffalo News Wednesday. "I'm truly, honestly sorry about the whole thing. I just apologize. I don't know what else I can say," Earsing told the newspaper. He added that a friend sent him the photo of the Muslim women and he'd posted the comments from home, on his personal time.

Walmart told The Buffalo News, ""We set high expectations for our associates, and this associate clearly failed to meet these expectations at every level."

It's become increasingly common for employers to fire workers for comments posted on social media, even during off hours. When workers have challenged their dismissals and filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, they've often lost their cases unless they've been able to prove that they were protesting workplace conditions. For instance, the NLRB upheld the firing of a reporter who tweeted a joke about the lack of homicides ("WTF! No overnight homicides?! You're slacking, Tucson").

This story was supplemented by AOL Jobs staff.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:

Hmm, Did he do this posting on a WalMart site or his own site? Big brother is not the government, but business. Where is the outcry?

February 05 2014 at 10:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When will people have to keep your big foot out of your this racist will be out of a job,,and that's good for them!

February 05 2014 at 3:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Walmart brand tampons are the best. you can easily get 4 -5 uses outta them before disposal. just make sure you let it dry out before re-insertion

February 04 2014 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She is my hero the fools should give her a big raise. I am totaly done with walmart

February 04 2014 at 6:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
lets fix this mess!

P on Walmart, Facebook, and Muslims

November 13 2013 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Pay attention people. If your facebook page is not secure, which it is not. STOP posting anything that can get you fired. Remember you no longer enjoy freedom of speech.

November 08 2013 at 2:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Peter F.

He should work for Target. Walmart is an international Co. I like to shop both place.

November 08 2013 at 2:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Peter F.'s comment

just dont use your credit card @ target

February 04 2014 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

freedom of speech as well as most freedoms for US born citizens are long gone.

November 08 2013 at 1:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to skilbo9043's comment

its funny. walmart and others can terminate employees for remarks made on thier own time, but they allow managers to set up employees to be fired to bring in thier own people

November 08 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Moon D

People are just too stupid. FB is an open professional profile. Your employer and future employers will be checking your FB profile too learn more about you. It is unbelievable how people keep make the same mistake over and over.

November 08 2013 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Search Articles

Picks From the Web