A hospital worker from Mississippi went viral this week — and is now jobless — thanks to his outfit choice on Election Day.
Clayton Hickey, of Olive Branch, thought it would be a good idea to wear a Confederate flag T-shirt with a noose and the words “Mississippi Justice” emblazoned on the front.
Olive Branch, Mississippi. Nov 6th, 2018. pic.twitter.com/UN4vzu8tK2
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His picture was taken at the polls on Tuesday and posted online for all to see. Social media users called Hickey out for the move, with many blasting him as racist.
The former cop had been wrongly identified as an election worker at first before local media outlets revealed his actual occupation.
“Clayton Hickey needs to be fired immediately,” wrote one Twitter user in response. “He cannot be trusted to provide care to ALL patients of @RegOneHealthFDN, nor should he be able to be hired by anyone else in a role that is responsible for the well-being of others.”
Hickey’s employer, Regional One Health in Memphis, received countless messages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — calling for his termination — before officials finally decided to give the EMT the boot.
“Regional One Health is committed to a safe, secure, and comfortable work environment for our patients, guests, employees, and medical staff,” the hospital said in a statement, noting how “all allegations of inappropriate behavior and violations of trust involving employees are reviewed and investigated.”
“We understand and appreciate the intense feelings related to this situation, but it is our duty to perform a thorough due diligence to verify the truth,” the statement said.
“As of today, November 8, 2018, we have completed our investigation and what we learned led to the termination of the employee in question. Regional One Health holds employees to a high standard. We are committed to upholding our mission to provide compassionate care and exceptional services to all. This includes fostering a safe and protected work and care environment for all. Behaviors contrary to these principles are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
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