Worker accused of sleeping on the job

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe 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.

10 Responses to Worker accused of sleeping on the job

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel March 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

    the white ppl does this all the time

    • Lyta Timmerman
      Lyta Timmerman March 15, 2016 at 11:42 am

      The white ppl. Hmm. Bajans enjoy resting. A lot lol

  2. Ajani Tafari
    Ajani Tafari March 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Re-instatement?! Lol,…

  3. Ezra Hinds
    Ezra Hinds March 15, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Literally 1000 lawyers in Barbados and every case gets push back because the lawyer has conflicting engagements. Can someone not see that this system isn’t working?

  4. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe March 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Sleeping on the job,can someone determine what is sleep

  5. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar March 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Very interesting case

  6. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown March 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Imagine that eehh….a wonder where that tourist is that complain for the man??? Wickedness I bet is one a them that can only pay plane fare an hotel accommodation broke ass tourist come making bad for people kmt

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm
  8. Jan Gittens March 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    After eleven years working for an entity and one guest complained about sleeping on the job and a man is fired? There is definitely more in the mortar than the pestle. Methinks that they were looking for any reason to fire the man.

  9. William Watts March 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Sad when an employer takes this level of action against a national in their service for 10 plus years based on some strangers complaint.


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