Being hateful is not illegal.
John Dunne told an employment tribunal yesterday that he was shocked by the "prehistoric" attitude of former chef de partie Ewa Leks and terminated her employment after a series of run-ins with staff."
I was reading the following story this morning and it has me flummoxed.
There is no doubt that I find Ewa Leks views ridiculous, but is she not entitled to them? Now, if she was sacked for being a poor employee then so be it, but because she holds personal views that don't tally with mine? Hmm, can't be sure about that. If she refused to work with or hire gay or black people I'd be comfortable with her being booted out on her bigoted racist arse, but simply for being one?
Of course an employer must be able to have staff that work well together, and if someone is effecting the work of everyone he or she should be able to remove the problem. Hmm, yes, I'm okay with that.
Labels: people are idiots.