Home Depot worker fired after encounter with 'racist' customer is rehired
After a man last Thursday (July 12) approached the checkout at a Home Depot in Albany, New York, staff member Maurice Rucker asked him to leash his dog. That's when the man exploded. Rucker, a 60-year-old black man, claimed he was fired Tuesday after defending himself from a customer who, he told the Union Tribune, went on a racist tirade. But after the news media covered his story, the company changed its mind.