posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:07 PM
reply to post by supamoto
First of all, in most schools the catering staff are not School employees, but rather employees of the contractor selected to supply the School (or
schools in a district) with meals.
Secondly, the catering company, Lunchtime UK, has said that while they can't divulge all the details of this case (wouldn't want to jeopardise any
tribunal) they said that they'd rarely dismiss anyone based on a single mistake, so you can bet there were other issues at hand.
It is actually quite difficult to sack someone in the UK unless they have done something worthy of "gross misconduct", which is really hard to do -
that usually involves physical attack of fellow staff, drinking/drugs while on duty or so seriously buggering up your job you cost your business a ton
of cash. So my belief is that we're not getting the whole story from this dinner lady.