The Hush Post: A Keralite working in Oman was fired from his job after he posted insensitive comments about the flood victims in Kerala where over 370 people have lost their lives and thousands rendered homeless.
Gulf daily Khaleej Times reported that Rahul Cheru Palayattu, a cashier working in the Lulu Group International’s Oman branch, had made fun of the sanitary needs of the flood victims while commenting on a Facebook post put up by volunteers who are involved in rescue operations. V Nandakumar, CCO of LuLu Group told Khaleej Times, the organisation “took immediate steps to terminate his services and send out a very loud and clear message to the society about our stance in such issues.”
“We as an organisation have always stood for humanitarian values and highest ethical practices,” he added. “This is to inform that we have terminated your service with immediate effect because of your highly insensitive and derogatory comments on social media with regard to current flood situation in Kerala, India,” read his termination letter signed by Lulu’s HR manager in Oman.
After being utterly humiliated on social media, the employee Rahul posted a video on Facebook on Sunday itself publicly apologising for his behaviour. “I am really sorry for what I did. I was in an inebriated state when I posted that message. At that time I did not know what I did was a grave mistake,” Rahul said in the video. Indian billionaire in the Gulf Yousuf Ali has donated Dh 9.23 million for relief and rehabilitation in Kerala, The Khaleej Times said.