Amazon worker fired over racial slur against delivery driver

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An Amazon worker in the US has had the tables turned on him after an explosive tirade that resulted in a delivery driver, who also worked for Amazon, being fired.

Doorbell footage captured Amazon manager Brad Boynton yelling at driver Nikolas Mayrant for stepping across his lawn in North Carolina to deliver a package, yelling at the driver to “walk the f— away."

Several outlets reported he was calling another Amazon colleague at the time to complain about the driver, and also took photos of him.

The man's outburst was caught on video. Source: Instagram
The man's outburst was caught on video. Source: Instagram

In the video, which Mr Mayrant's sister shared to her Instagram account, the man can be heard yelling at him for walking on the grass, saying he did not "follow any of the f***ing policies".

Mr Mayrant's sister, Heather, claims the manager then used a racial slur twice and accused him of parking his vehicle incorrectly.

In a GoFundMe that has since been removed, Mr Mayrant said he was suspended from work after Mr Boynton sent the footage to his Amazon station manager.

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An Amazon rep told the Daily Mail Mr Boynton wasn't saying the 'n-word', but was saying, “Nader, Nader,” which is apparently the name of the person he was talking with on the phone.

The US Sun also reported that despite Mayrant’s claim of being suspended, he's still employed.

"We were deeply concerned by what we observed in the video and opened an investigation into the incident,” a spokesperson reportedly told the outlet.

“After speaking with both parties and working quickly to understand exactly what transpired, we took immediate action.

“We do not condone bullying or harassing behavior of any type and as a result of our investigation, we’ve terminated the individual shown bullying our delivery partner,” the spokesperson added.

The Grio reported that Mr Boynton, who worked as a Program Manager Amazon Transportation Services, was fired after the video went viral. 

Footage went viral online

Mr Mayrant's sister shared the video to her Instagram account, saying seeing the footage was "heartbreaking", describing her brother as "quiet" and someone who "keeps to himself."

"I know racism is still alive, mean I see it all the time on the internet & it hurts me then, but it’s a little more heart breaking & shocking to see when it’s my blood brother," she wrote under the video, which was been viewed over 195,000 times.

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"Yesterday while on the job for @amazon he was delivering a package to this man in Cornelius, Carolina. He begun to take pics of my brother and calling Amazon filing a complaint."

Ms Rose continued saying that the complaint was because he didn't like the way he'd parked the delivery truck, and questioned why he was taking photos of him.

"So as he’s on the phone with his Amazon colleague friend (who thought it was acceptable to call him a N-g** as well) He begins to curse him out & call him a N-g**multiple times," she wrote, adding that he was then fired. 

"I’m just so happy my brother decided to keep walking & didn’t lash out. He probably wouldn't be here to today over an Amazon package."

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