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Waiter sues hotel over age discrimination

21 April 2009 by
Waiter sues hotel over age discrimination

A waiter is suing a hotel for age discrimination alleging that the management cut his shifts and gave the remaining hours to younger, less experienced colleagues.

Italian-born waiter Pietro Dell'Osa, 69, is suing Monkey Island hotel in Berkshire for age discrimination and constructive dismissal.

Dell'Osa had worked at the group for more than five years before the changes were imposed.

"My official claim is for constructive unfair dismissal," he said. "They were underpaying my hours and discriminating against me. When I wanted to talk about it, the managers didn't listen."

At a pre-hearing review of his case on Friday (17 April), tribunal judge Robin Lewis told Dell'Osa that his claim for £115,000 was "a bit fanciful" and he should expect "far less".

The two-day full employment tribunal will take place in July.

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By Daniel Thomas

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