SC credit union employee fired for Facebook post

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A credit union in the Upstate has fired an employee for posting a racially-charged message on her Facebook page.

MTC Federal Credit Union in Greenville terminated employment of an employee after a racially charged Facebook message was posted by the worker.

The message, which used a derogatory term, says “N*****, better watch out. White people are sick of you racist attitude. We will not sit back and watch.”

It was in response to a previous post claiming “liberals may riot if they don’t get their way in November.”

The company says in a statement posted to the credit union’s website that, “The recent Facebook Post is in no way reflective of MTC Federal’s beliefs, values or policies. Furthermore, the person responsible for posting these comment on their personal Facebook page is no longer with MTC Federal Credit Union.”

The former employee, whose name 7 News is withholding, worked at the Verdae Boulevard branch in Greenville as an originator, responsible for collecting applications and data for loans. She had “no lending authority,” said CEO Bill Love.

Love told 7 News the message was a violation of the MTC Federal’s social media policy, but declined to say what that policy is because it’s an “HR issue.”

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