A 20-year-old man fired from his job at a sushi restaurant over a rumor that he has a tattoo has taken the corporate working the restaurant to courtroom to hunt damages.
In a petition for a labor dispute adjudication process filed Tuesday with Tokyo District Court docket, the person demanded the corporate, Kioikyubei, pay a complete of ¥5.8 million in damages and as wages through the dispute.
The person had been working as an assistant chef on the luxurious sushi restaurant positioned inside Lodge New Otani in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.
In keeping with a lawyer representing the person, a pal of the person, talking to the sushi restaurant’s supervisor on July 26, urged that the person has a tattoo.
Two days later, the president of the corporate who heard in regards to the rumor fired the person with out confirming the information.
Later in July, the corporate requested the person to go away an organization dormitory in Suginami Ward.
The dismissal was withdrawn in August because of discussions between representatives of the person and the corporate, however the firm advised the person that so long as he has a tattoo he would solely be allowed to do cooking preparations.
The person’s lawyer has not disclosed whether or not the person truly has a tattoo.
“The firing is unlawful as a result of having tattoos is just not prohibited below the corporate’s work guidelines,” the lawyer mentioned, additionally noting that forcible acts similar to making him depart the dorm are additionally topic to compensation.
The sushi restaurant operator issued a press release Tuesday, saying, “It’s very regrettable that the petition has been filed as we believed that we had already corrected the wrongdoing of firing him after discussions.”
“We’ll reply adequately with regard to detailed requests for compensation and others after receiving the petition,” the corporate mentioned.