Is a drunk bartender sued for Drinking On The Job something you’ve seen before?
A bar in the US had it’s liquor license temporarily revoked because one of their bartenders, ( Name is purposely omitted because he’s got enough trouble ), was drunk while serving customers.
As reported by Oregon Live, the lawsuit claims that the bartender was drunk on the job last January at the Barrel Room in Oregon and, as a result, is being sued.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission gave the bar a temporary suspension of its license that will last 21 days beginning on January 20th. As a result, owners of the bar estimate they will lose $115,000 US in lost sales earnings in the 21 days the Barrel Room will be legally prohibited from selling alcohol.
According to the lawsuit, the bartender admitted to Portland police that he had been drinking on the job that day, and had been relieved of his duties because of this. As a result, the owners of the bar are now seeking damages from its former employee for $5,500 per day over 21 days = $115,000.
Furthermore, employees who serve alcohol in Oregon are required to have a permit issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. This applies to nightclubs, bars, restaurants, taverns, private clubs, lounges, etc. Because the bartender was drinking alcohol on the job, consequently he had his service permit suspended for 18 days and was also penalized.
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Also, Is it a totally black & white issue?…
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Drunk Bartender Sued For Drinking On The Job
1) First of all, how much revenue money do you think the bar will lose because it’s closed for 21 days?
2) What do you think of bartenders who drink on the job?
3) Should this happen? Drunk Bartender Sued For Drinking On The Job?
What Type of bar job- Nightclub, pub, 5 star restaurant, beer joint on the beach etc.
Under what circumstances and What country & city are you in?
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