Stuart Horton, 47, quit his job at Domino’s over a notice warning staff they must speak in English or face disciplinary action. Now he says his studies at Blackburn College have inspired him to take the pizza giant to industrial tribunal.Wha..?
Stuart said he felt he had to stand up for colleagues who spoke English as a second language. He said his job as a team leader was made much more difficult when staff couldn’t make quick checks with each other in their own language.Then he’s clearly not ‘team leader’ material! But what gave him this insufferable attitude to the needs of the company that paid his wag…
Before taking up a management role in the food industry he worked as a government enforcement officer. After quitting his job at the branch in Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston last winter, Stuart took up studies at Blackburn College with a foundation degree in Community Policing and Justice Management.Oh, great. A grievance factory. Like so many nowadays.
A spokesperson for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC said: “To ensure a good flow of communication in our stores, the use of a common language is condoned at work to avoid confusion and to create a more welcoming environment.
“It is also paramount that all safety aspects are adhered to and for this reason a common language is vital. The tone of the poster in question was a little strong and this was addressed directly with the franchisee.”And would he leave it at that? Well, perish the thought!
He said: “My teachers are really supportive. They tell me that if I believe in this I must act and change it. I’d like to go into law or teaching after this is all over.”Fabulous! That’s just what the law (or teaching) needs. More people like you…