Ex-Michelin food man's case is cooked

14th December 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Dec 14 (AFP) - A former inspector for the prestigious Michelin restaurant guides who wrote a book about his experiences lost an appeal for unfair dismissal at a labour arbitration tribunal Tuesday.

PARIS, Dec 14 (AFP) - A former inspector for the prestigious Michelin restaurant guides who wrote a book about his experiences lost an appeal for unfair dismissal at a labour arbitration tribunal Tuesday.

In "An inspector at the table" which was published earlier this year, Pascal Remy claimed that restaurants are only sporadically checked because there are too few inspectors for the scale of the task.

Remy, who had worked for 16 years for the Red Guide, was dismissed after his employers learned of the book and accused him of breaking a confidentiality clause in his contract.

The tribunal found that he had not been illegally dismissed and ordered him to pay EUR 1,000 (USD 1,330) in costs. Remy, who had been claiming EUR 145,000 in damages, said he would appeal.

However the court also rejected a counter-plea from Michelin demanding damages from Remy for defamation. The company could still sue for libel before a criminal court, its lawyers said.

 

 

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