‘Out in the cold’
MORE THAN 50 FORMER employees of Discovery Bay Hotel apparently did not have a very merry Christmas, complaining that they had been mistreated by management.
However, general manager Hal Arthur said he has done nothing wrong and it was the employees who had made it clear they were no longer available for work. Seven former members of staff visited the Nation’s Fontabelle office recently and told their story.
“In July, we were called to an emergency meeting to inform us of the closing of the hotel due to refurbishing scheduled for three months and given green papers to take to the unemployment office,” said former restaurant supervisor Anthony Griffith.
The seven said that since then management of the hotel had not made any effort to contact the displaced workers and let them know what was happening, so they followed the law.
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