Domino's delivery man quits after workers told to only speak English
A man has left his job with Domino's over what he described as an “offensive” sign prohibiting staff from using any language other than English in the workplace.
Stuart Horton, a delivery driver for the Ashton branch of Domino’s Pizza in Preston said a sign had been placed in a staff area warning employees that they could face disciplinary action if they communicated in any other language apart from English while working in the store.
The sign read: “All staff. Whilst you are working at this store you must speak in English.
”This if for ease of communication, safety and due to some complaints from staff at other stores.
“Anybody ignoring this could find disciplinary procedures followed, as it could be seen as a form of workplace bullying/harassment.”
The word 'English' was underlined twice, written in a different colour and highlighted in its box.
Mr Horton said he has friends from countries such as India, Pakistan, Poland and Hungary who also took offence to the sign. He said many of the employees at the branch do not speak English as a first language.
He told the Lancashire Evening Post he had reported the incident to Domino's Head Office and the area manager has also agreed to meet with Mr Horton and discuss his concerns.
“The manager took the staff on in the first place knowing full well their native tongues are from different regions and they are trying to learn English", he told the paper.
“Some of them have a basic grasp of English but it isn’t a problem and there isn’t a communication barrier. Everybody speaks English if talking to customers or answering the phone."
In a statement, Domino's Pizza said: “To ensure a good flow of communication in our stores, the use of a common language is spoken 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 shown is a little strong and we will be picking this up with the franchisee.”
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 3 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 4 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
Kensington flat branded ‘uninhabitable’ by estate agent on sale for a bargain £600,000
Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
- < Previous
- Next >
£40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Devel...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Swift...
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Front-End Deve...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Graduate C# De...