Tax staff sacked over racist abuse
Seven Revenue and Customs staff have been sacked over racial abuse claims.
It followed an internal investigation into allegations of racially motivated gross misconduct.
It is understood that the seven, who were based at the Belfast contact centre, were dismissed on Tuesday.
Dave Hartnett, permanent secretary for tax at HM Revenue and Customs, said the department operates a zero-tolerance policy on racial discrimination.
“The vast majority of our people are entirely professional and one of the ways we support that professionalism is by taking decisive action against the tiny minority who let us all down by falling far short of those standards,” he said.
From BBC News