#WWHRD: You just discovered your employee’s angry racist Ferguson tweet

Last night, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan came to me in a dream.

You see, we were at a video arcade, the two of them playing the classic, Street Fighter. I had next. Mr. Gorbachev was playing as Zangief and President Reagan was Guile. Because, of course.

So, just as the Premier was about to close it out, the President dropped the controls, put Mr. Gorbachev in a headlock and gave him a noogie. I’m talking right on that spot! I mean, the more he noogied, well, the spot started to change colors. From red to silver to pure gold. At which point, Mr. Gorbachev turned to me and said,

“Meyer, start a series on your blog called What Would HR Do. Perestroika!”

Alrighty then. So, it begins. WWHRD coming up after the jump…

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Over the past week or so, I’ve been following this story about a Texas teacher who tweeted:

“Who the f*ck made you dumb duck a** crackers think I give a squat f*ck about your opinions about my opinions RE: #Ferguson? Kill yourselves.”

According to this report from Matt Pearce at the LA Times, the teacher, who later removed her account after making the offensive tweet, was suspended and later fired. For what it’s worth, prior to her termination, the [former] teacher apologized.

Ok, it’s time for WWHRD.

Let’s assume one of your employees did the same thing. If you are asked to recommend an appropriate company response, what do you do?


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