When we hear the word “French” in Canada rarely do images of Baguettes and the Eiffel Tower pop into our heads. It’s usually Poutine and Maple Syrup, well at least it is in my head. Out on the west coast of Canada, some restaurant workers got a very different image of the “French”.
According to an article on Sacbee.com a waiter has filed a complaint with the Canadian government over his firing from a Vancouver restaurant for being abrasive with co-workers, saying his “direct and expressive”demeanour is simply part of his French culture.
It’s not his fault that some co-workers found him “aggressive, rude and disrespectful,” says a waiter fired from a Vancouver restaurant.
He’s just French, Guillaume Rey says in a discrimination complaint filed with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal, reported France 24. Rey says in his complaint that French culture just “tends to be more direct and expressive” and chalks his dismissal up to discrimination against his culture.
Milestones Restaurant and its parent company, Cara Operations, tried to have the complaint dismissed, reported the site, but tribunal member Devyn Cousineau refused, although she noted that Rey will still have to prove his allegations.
Story Credit: Sacbee / Marcio Sanchez – The Associated Press
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