A man was recently fired from his job at a Pennsylvania Chili's after he stood up for his son to a fellow employee, reports Today. Bruce Casper's wife Cara Miller recently posted a message on Facebook, saying her husband was fired after asking a co-worker to stop using the word "retard." The couple's son has Down syndrome.
Miller said on Facebook that her husband taken off work "maybe three times" during his two-year stint at the restaurant. KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports the chain offered Casper a job at one of its other locations, but he declined. A Chili's spokesperson told Today the company is investigating the incident.
"We take these comments to heart and do not allow team members to use these words in our restaurants. We're moving as fast as we can and will take the appropriate action after our investigation is complete."
Restaurant employees saying and doing insensitive things is nothing new. In May, two Pizza Hut workers in Arkansas were fired after writing "KKK" and drawing swastikas on a customer's pizza box. That followed a McDonald's in England refusing to serve a man because he "looked homeless."