HSBC has fired six employees who staged a mock Islamic State group-style killing during a team-building exercise. The video was posted online and showed five of the workers wearing overalls and balaclavas laughing as the sixth colleague knelt at their feet. One held a coat hanger as a pretend knife and yelled “God is great” in Arabic. The company apologized for the video and immediately released the six employees involved.
Is this an over-reaction on the companies part? Should they have been fired?