Hate tweets cost Delhi man his job

Hate tweets cost Delhi man his jobET JOBS

MUMBAI: A Delhi-based employee of a multinational company was made to quit after he was found to have sent abusive tweets against a particular community.
The J&K police has initiated an investigation against the man, Ashish Kaul, while social media platform Twitter has suspended his account.

Development Dimensions International, a US-based HR consultancy firm, said as soon as it got to know about the tweets, it suspended the employee and launched a full investigation, following which it accepted his resignation.

“DDI was alerted to the fact that an employee who worked as a consultant in India had made statements on social media that condoned violence against members of the community in the Kashmir region,” it said in a statement. The nature of the posts was in violation of the company’s mission and values, DDI added.

Employees are coming under increased scrutiny over what they post on social media platforms, some of which are resulting into termination of their work contract in cases where they are found to be propagating hate. Recently, Kotak Mahindra Bank sacked an employee over his remark on the Kathua rape. In April last year, a Dubai-based firm fired an employee after he was found to have abused a female journalist on Facebook.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.