April 01, 2018

Will BC Tribunal uphold French waiter’s heritage-based right to be rude?

David MenziesMission Specialist


French waiter Guillaume Rey plied his trade at Vancouver’s Milestones Restaurant until management decided to bid him adieu after receiving several complaints that he was aggressive, rude and disrespectful.

Monsieur Rey, who was evidently good at his job, doesn’t deny the allegations. In fact, he embraces these traits, seeing them not as character flaws, but rather, as part and parcel of his French heritage.

So, Rey filed a complaint against his former employer with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Milestones owner, Cara Operations Limited, was hoping the case would be dismissed but they’re learning no complaint is too trite for a human rights tribunal. Dismissing any complaint is bad for the human rights racketeering business.

Even stranger, there might be evidence that actually supports Rey’s claims that in France, waiters are seen not as personal servants, but as food servers with panache.

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commented 2018-04-02 23:06:07 -0400
If he wins, we’ll all suddenly turn into French waiters and get our free speech back!!
commented 2018-04-02 22:10:00 -0400
And people wonder why we English speaking people hate the French so much, especially those from Quebec. Those arrogant snots got booted after the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and should never have been allowed back in. There is a reason that every time we get a French PM he is a complete ahole. Remember Napoleon, overthrew the monarchy for the sake of the people just to declare himself Emperor. Calis, tabernac.
commented 2018-04-02 17:03:09 -0400
Common sense, story that was posted on CBC stated that the employee was actually very good at his job; but his interactions with other employees were negative. CBC is shit so my apologies if this in incorrect.

People from BC are whiners either way..lol..I live in BC so I know.
commented 2018-04-02 11:26:10 -0400
Rahsaan Ash, where did you get your understanding from? I listened carefully to Menzoid, and the complaints were from customers and an employee who was close to tears. You say WTF is wrong with that? Well, as an employer, if my customers complain about you, you get a warning. If it continues, you are gone.
commented 2018-04-02 03:24:15 -0400
Who wants to eat Muslim food anyway… But it scares me that they are in various food industries. I suggest everybody to buy their vegetables fresh along with their meat fresh and eat very little in the way of fast or previously prepared foods like submarine sandwiches or breads that you don’t make yourself or any foods that you find in coolers at convenience stores or other outlets.
commented 2018-04-02 01:16:44 -0400
Anyone who upsets a waiter is asking for trouble as they are the ones handling your food and in the “good old days” when pulmonary TB was rife, many waiter had such disease and if you upset them they spat upon your food. This may seem disgusting but harmless. But, it IS not as this is the way to get enteric TB and often the hunchback creating “Pott’s Disease”. Now with numerous TB infected muslims in the west I would not eat in any place that employs them as even if they do not have TB placing their faeces on your food is very muslim and quite common. In fact, IMHO they should not be employed in ANY food area, manufacturing or otherwise, as like in hospitals, they cannot be trusted.
commented 2018-04-01 22:40:42 -0400
My understanding is, that he was great at his job; but not nice enough to the lazy people he worked with. Other staff members complained that he was mean when they didnt work up to his expectations….so wtf is wrong with that? Work for your money!
commented 2018-04-01 22:10:49 -0400
Time to toss the so called human rights courts.

Tired of their bull schitte.
commented 2018-04-01 21:49:33 -0400
I had a very rude waiter who didn’t realize I am bilingual, I reported his terrible service to his Manager in English and French…..I don’t know what happened to this Sh**head, I would hope he was reprimanded !
commented 2018-04-01 20:02:16 -0400
Bring rude and obnoxious is a job requirement to be a Flight Attendant for Air Canada. Sounds like he is a perfect fit for the job.
Meantime,there are jobs and services that require customer relations capabilities and deportment and an employer used to have the right to operate a business without being harassed by twits. I question if anyone has any traditional rights remaining in the New Canada.
commented 2018-04-01 14:07:28 -0400
And in 1977, when the Kangaroo courts were created critics of the scheme were mocked and derided by the Liberal Government of the day which was lead by, you guessed it, the other POS Trudeau.
commented 2018-04-01 13:17:16 -0400
Obviously the human rights tribunal is a racket !
I’m curious if Rey is a Quebecer because I’ve been to France a couple of times and the general sentiment about Quebecor’s are that they’re assholes and aren’t really French, they don’t speak proper French, also most Europeans hold this belief of them and yes I’ve heard this numerous times in my travels!
commented 2018-04-01 13:02:20 -0400
These cases would be deemed frivolous in a real court of law, so the HRC’s were established to circumvent justice. These courts are only available to the chosen victim groups, and are used as a stick for law fare. I believe they are a creation of the UN.
commented 2018-04-01 12:47:03 -0400
Well, it’s a very strange defense for getting fired…it’s a very strange Commission which decided not to dismiss it.
commented 2018-04-01 12:45:03 -0400
Human rights kangaroo tribunal Jim. What a complete waste shit hole this country has become.
Waste of time, waste of useless jobs, waste of tax payers dollars, retard government wasting paper and trees to keep sending me the same fucking export promo mail over and over. Waste, waste and more waste, that is what this country is all about. Number 1 Waste Nation in the world
commented 2018-04-01 12:01:28 -0400
it shouldn’t really matter what they say anyway. He wasn’t fired for panache . He was fired because customers were complaining and the owner decided that he wasn’t good for his business. Simple.
commented 2018-04-01 11:58:31 -0400
The fact that there are actually “human rights tribunals” is terrifying.
commented 2018-04-01 11:53:12 -0400
“Panache” might be o.k. in France, but in B.C., Rey might do well to check his “panache” at the restaurant door.
commented 2018-04-01 11:32:45 -0400
David, the HRC’s only reject legitimate and logical complaints, not the frivolous and the ridiculous!