B.C. woman caught in racist rant at Lethbridge Denny’s rehired

The Cranbrook woman fired from her job after a racially charged rant in a Lethbridge Denny’s went viral has been rehired, Postmedia has learned.

Kelly Pocha was let go from her position at Cranbrook Dodge after a video of her telling a group of Afghan-Canadians to “Go back to your (expletive) country” made the rounds on social media in May.

But Pocha’s termination was only temporary and she is now back at the dealership. Steve Mercandelli, general sales manager at Cranbrook Dodge, would not comment on why the decision to fire Pocha was reversed.

In a video of the incident which contains graphic language, Pocha can be seen shouting racially charged comments at Lethbridge resident Monir Omerzai and his friends.

Omerzai, who came to Canada from Afghanistan 13 years ago, said he was out with three friends at the Denny’s restaurant on April 21. He said the men were laughing at a joke and speaking in Dari, their native language, when Pocha unleashed a racist tirade.

The video, which contains graphic language, was posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Full article: Calgary Herald