Stella’s Cafe and Bakery fires vice-president in wake of labour, abuse accusations
Prominent Winnipeg restaurant chain Stella’s Cafe and Bakery has announced they’ve fired their vice-president, Grant Anderson.
Owners of the cafe, Tore and Lehla posted on the Stella’s social media account Wednesday that they’ve made the decision to let go of Anderson even before their HR company has finished the review process.
“While the final report from People First HR services is still pending, the information uncovered through the review process supports the decision to release Grant Anderson from employment at Stella’s Cafe and Bakery,” the owners wrote in the social media post.
The post continued saying, they want to be transparent with their decisions, and in doing so, posted about their choice of letting Anderson go online.
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As we work through this process, we want to be transparent and keep our community in the loop as developments occur. While the final report from People First HR Services is pending, the information uncovered through the review process supports the decision to release Grant Anderson from employment at Stella’s Cafe and Bakery. The review is not yet complete and we are continuing to implement permanent, positive change that we are confident will ensure Stella’s is a respectful, safe, supportive and healthy workplace. Tore and Lehla
Earlier in November, Anderson, along with regional manager Brad Burrows, both stepped down from their position.
The two were later put on an “indefinite leave of absence” in the wake of numerous accusations of labour and human rights violations.
The restaurant chain has not announced any further decisions regarding Burrows.
The social media post finishes by saying although the review is not yet complete, the restaurant owners are continuing to implement positive change in the workplace.
Accusations made against Stella’s were started on an Instagram account called “Not my Stella’s”, where allegations from people who said they were past and present employees of the restaurant were posted.
Many of the stories included accusations of sexual harassment and abuse.
Dismissing Anderson was one of the demands made by the creators of the Instagram account.
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