‘I am heartbroken at dropping my job’ for sharing Billy Connolly joke, says Asda until employee – Huddersfield Examiner

A until employee who was sacked by Asda for sharing a Billy Connolly submit which talked about ‘suicide bombers’ has spoken for the primary time about his firing.

Brian Leach, a 54-year-old registered disabled man, says he’s devastated after dropping his place on a take a look at until on the grocery store chain in Mill Road West, Dewsbury , which he had held for almost 5 years.

He stated he shared the Scottish comic’s submit about faith after receiving it from any person else.

However he says his bosses did not discover all of it amusing and he misplaced the job he beloved.

He says he was ‘grassed-up’ by an Asian feminine worker who labored for Head Workplace.

He stated: “She was upset. I used to be conscious that she was upset.

“I used to be then pulled into a gathering a few weeks afterward 9 Might in Dewsbury after which on Wednesday, 19 June, I used to be summarily dismissed with out discover following a disciplinary assembly for breaching the corporate’s social media coverage.

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“I am actually upset and I might like to know what Billy Connolly would take into consideration what has occurred to me.

“I did not find the money for to affix a union so I’ve not been in a position to attraction the choice.

“I’ve to enter Asda in the present day (Mon) to present again my two low cost playing cards and my locker key.”

ExaminerLive has seen the letter from Asda informing Mr Leach of his dismissal for gross misconduct.

The letter from Asda to Mr Leach informing him of his dismissal for gross misconduct

The letter from Asda to Mr Leach informing him of his dismissal for gross misconduct

It says that he admitted the submit was offensive, that he eliminated it and apologised to affected colleagues.

The letter states he dedicated a gross misconduct offence.

It says his submit has the ‘potential to convey the corporate into disrepute’.

Mr Leach’s revelation that he had been sacked led to him receiving greater than 150 feedback on his Fb account lots of them expressing disbelief and annoyance at how he had been handled.

An Asda spokesman stated: “We’d by no means touch upon particular person circumstances.

“Nevertheless we don’t tolerate any type of discrimination from colleagues or prospects and take such behaviour extraordinarily severely.”

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