Monday, June 20, 2005

Fired For Being French

Three workers were allegedly fired from New York's renowned 21 Club for being French. But, contrary to French tradition; they are not giving up without a fight.

The lawsuit claims that in 2004 and 2005 the club started to weed out the older employees who happen to be French. The club claims two were fired for drinking on the job, the other for gross insubordination after an argument over a hamburger. The suit also claims that management taunted one employee's French accent and referred to France in derogatory terms.

The three are suing for $300,000 for wages an interest and $5,000,000 for punitive damages.

The 21 Club has tables set aside for celebrity regulars. It looks like they plan ahead; Table 31 is for members of the Kennedy family and is directly in front of the bar.

(Source - NY Daily News)