Worker accused of sleeping on the job
The case brought against Waves Hotel and Spa of Prospect, St James by night auditor, Wendell Storey, for wrongful dismissal on October 15 2013, had its first sitting today before the Employment Rights Tribunal chaired by attorney-at-law Omari Drakes.
However, after a sitting of a mere 20 minutes, the deliberations were adjourned sine die with a date to be fixed after the attorney-at-law for Waves Hotel and Spa, Verla De Peiza, told the chairman she had another engagement with the Severance Payment Tribunal and asked for an adjournment of the sitting for the remainder of the day.
Storey, who is represented by general secretary of the Unity Workers Union, Caswell Franklyn, told Barbados TODAY he was employed at the St James hotel for 11 years until he was dismissed after a guest complained to management that he was asleep while on duty.
While complaining that today was the first time he had seen a copy of the correspondence lodged by the guest against him, Storey said he was seeking reinstatement by the Employment Rights Tribunal.
Other members of the tribunal were former Government Senator John Williams and Beverley Beckles.