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A French Waiter Was Fired For Being Rude—And Now He's Suing For Cultural Discrimination

By Alex Maxx

Guillaume Rey, a waiter, was terminated from his position for being “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” but has since claimed that his behavior was fine and that he wasn't acting out. He's just... French.

That's right. He filed a complaint of discrimination against the restaurant, which is based in Vancouver, with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal. Rey explained that French culture “tends to be more direct and expressive."

Despite receiving multiple warnings, from both verbal and written performance reviews, Rey continued his negative behavior and didn't change a thing. Thus, he was fired. While he claims he was more direct, the restaurant says he lacked a “direct, honest and professional personality.”

Some people thought the claim was ridiculous. I mean, it's definitely a little out there: