Sprint Employee Fired For Hanging Up On Hate Call

Posted on October 28, 2009


OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma man complains about losing his job after allegedly receiving a hateful phone call at work. A former Sprint worker says he was let go from Oklahoma City’s call center after he hung up on a customer who told him he ‘could go to hell’ because he’s Muslim.

The employee claims he was fired because Sprint policy forbids employees from hanging up on customers for any reason.

That is sparking calls for Sprint to change their policy.

“The customer is not always right. If discrimination occurs for race, religion or ethnicity, that’s where you need to draw the line,” says Razi Hashmi.

A complaint has been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

A corporate spokesman for Sprint said they’re not allowed to comment on any specific cases.