Two African American FedEx workers in Leesburg, Georgia were fired for posting a video of a customer verbally attacking them with racist threats. One of the workers, Antonio Braswell, revealed on Twitter that FedEx terminated them both.
Braswell states, “As soon [as] we were leaving he ran out his house cursing and threatening us and we just apologized. But he kept escalating the situation then kept saying he would whoop out black a**es.”
However, a FedEx statement release stated that the men were no fired and that they were employed by an independent service provider.
“We are aware of the incident in GA that led to the release of two drivers employed by a service provider. We’re offering employment while investigating to ensure an appropriate outcome.We take seriously allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or improper employment actions”, the statement read.
After the incident a Go Fund Me Account were set up for the men that has a total of $51,000. The hashtag #BoycottFedEx has been trending on social media.