A care home worker who was sacked for racially abusing a colleague has been fined £150 following a court hearing.
Victoria Costello was handed the fine at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for the incident that took place at Havencourt Nursing Home in Stonehaven in May 2019, The Press and Journal reported.
The court heard Ms Costello racially abused a colleague following a heated argument over a resident’s care equipment.
The former care worker was fired by the home’s then operator, Four Seasons Healthcare, following the incident.
Defence Solicitor Iain McGregor told the court Ms Costello was apologetic for her conduct, adding it was unlikely she would ever work in healthcare again.
Addressing, Ms Costello, Sherriff Margaret Hodge said: “I’m sure you realise now the consequences of acting this way and using insults of this kind.
“However, it does seem to me the impact on you – you losing your job – constitutes something of a punishment.
“Nevertheless, I need to mark the offence so I’m going to impose a fine.”
Four Seasons declined to comment when contacted by CHP.