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Toronto pizza restaurant fires employee who called customer a 'f****t'

The pizza chain has since confirmed the employee has been fired

2020-02-20

Words: Steve Brown

A pizza restaurant in Toronto has sacked an employee after he was filmed calling a customer a ‘f****t’.

Last week, Jeremy Mizu went to Gino’s Pizza in the Canadian city where he was subjected to homophobic abuse by one of the employees.

In a recording of the incident, the employee asks why Mizu is filming and then says: “Because you’re a f****t?”

Mizu shared the clip on social media with the caption: “Last night I was called a faggot and told to leave store because I opened the door and it was cold.

“This is the worker after the manager had been standing up for him. Here he is calling me a faggot and smirking.”

After the video went viral, Gino’s Pizza have issued a statement and revealed the employee has since been fired.

The statement read: “After being alerted to this situation by the Twitter community, Gino’s Pizza management has been investigating this issue.

“This was clearly a violation of our staff conduct policies and code of ethics that all of our employees must adhere to.

“We take this matter extremely seriously and as a result the employee involved has been terminated.

“Gino’s Pizza is a supporter of the LGBTQ community and apologies for the actions of this former employee.”