A disciplinary hearing is under way into claims a woman made a series of offensive comments while working at a North-east care home.
Fiona Stott was working at Faithlie Care Home in Peterhead in 2014 and 2015 and is accused of making offensive comments about Eastern Europeans and making fun of a colleague’s accent.
Ms Stott is also accused of making offensive comments about a colleague’s weight by stating that the colleague “might not get through the door”.
After a complaint was made, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) investigated and a five-day fitness to practice panel impairment hearing started in Dundee yesterday.
Ms Stott faces 17 separate allegations and will be asked by the panel to say if she accepts or refutes them.
A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “We will not be commenting until the outcome of the SSSC review.”
After hearing evidence this week, the panel is expected to announce its findings in late August or early September.