Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:00 PM
Interesting article. However, if they hire this waiter back they are both setting a dangerous precedent and leaving themselves wide open for future liablilty. I don't care how many customers say this waiter is the best. They aren't there on a day to day basis, and are in no position to either set restaurant policy or to overturn it's enforcement. Would customers be saying the same thing if Gilberto had been fired for stealing? Or what if he called out sick for a shift and was then seen by his off-duty manager at a local concert or sporting event? It's the restaurant's job to police their own staff, particularly when there are legal ramifications. How would these doctors and lawyers feel if someone tried to overturn their firing of the receptionist all their clients loved? Good lord! Get a life people!
Katie M. Loeb
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