Top bistro discriminated against Chinese waiter
Published 21/04/2010 | 05:00
ONE of the country's most high profile restaurants has been found to have discriminated against a Chinese man seeking work.
The Equality Tribunal yesterday issued a report detailing how Jey Lo, a waiter with 20 years' experience, had contacted Roly's Bistro in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, after they advertised for staff.
Mr Lo said that when he told a staff member he was from Hong Kong, he was told all the waiting positions had been filled, and the phone call ended.
His Irish wife rang 15 minutes later to enquire about the job as a manageress, waitress and bar tender, and was told to come to the restaurant with her CV.
Roly's denied that Mr Lo had been discriminated against.
But equality officer Tara Coogan concluded that Roly's "did discriminate against the complainant on race grounds" and ordered €500 to be paid in compensation.