Quebec fast-food worker shamed, jobless after speaking English at work: ‘It was a big slap in the face’

A Quebec woman says she lost her fast-food job last week after management publicly humiliated her for speaking English to another employee.

The woman says a store manager at the Deux-Montagnes, Que., Valentine restaurant where she worked put up a note that openly ridiculed her for speaking English. The note said employees are only to speak French to one another. It finished with “Thanks,” and then named her specifically.

“They just have a note for all my co-workers to see,” said the woman, who does not want to be identified because she is searching for a new job. “Everyone knew that that was for me”…

h/t Marvin

  • Mal

    And if it was Arabic she’d used? What then?

    • Frau Katze

      I honestly don’t know. Likely OK.

      • Mal

        That’s what I’m thinking, Frau.

  • MannieP

    Barbarians in barbaric lands, acting barbarically.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I left Quebec fifty years ago, I have no desire to return.

    • jayme

      Quebec has its issues but give them credit there doing many things right now.

  • mauser 98

    money they like is printed by people who speak English

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    “She now plans to file a complaint with Quebec’s labour relations board.”

    I hope she does win.

    The extent of that harassment is coming to New Brunswick as well. I’ve seen it at the Co-op and I have experienced it (to a lesser degree) in Moncton, especially at Universite de Moncton (I hate that place and I’m doing my damnedest never to set foot on that campus again)

  • Denis George Miller

    try this in ontario and the boss would be in jail.

  • glasnost

    Manger had an overdose of poutine.

  • simus1

    Apparently their push is $.99 hot dogs, fries, poutine, and franchises.
    Very high class French fare.

  • Edubeat

    So now you see why Quebec’s anglo/franco braintrust left the province in Canada’s largest migration of the 20th century. If you don’t have a french name don’t even bother trying to get a job in Queerbec

    • jayme

      If you were to pick Ontario or Quebec now which one would you pick I for one would take Quebec.

      • dukestreet

        No way. I’d rather go west. I used to enjoy Quebec but a few visits cured me of it.