Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay is facing backlash after terminating over 500 contracts overnight. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it was announced that Gordon’s restaurants will temporarily close. Now, workers are speaking out in anger over the abrupt decision whilst Ramsay stays silent.
Gordon Ramsay leaves over 500 employees jobless due to Coronavirus
Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay recently took action and closed his line of restaurants due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. During a meeting, employees working at Ramsay’s restaurants were given the bad news. One of those workers spoke directly to The Metro, saying: “We had a meeting on Friday in Heddon Street Kitchen where they’ve told us that our contracts [were] terminated.
They said that because of the situation they have to close the restaurants and terminate all our contracts.”
The source also added that Gordon never spoke to any of the employees directly. “He just sent one of his directors who was affected (emotionally) by the situation as well,” they added.
Although Ramsay took no interest in issuing his staff with the update directly, he did take to Instagram to praise them. “Huge love and thanks to our amazing staff across the restaurants for all their passion and support. I truly hope we are all back together very soon”, the chef wrote. Unfortunately for Gordon, we find it hard to believe that many will be returning after this. We must give the TV chef some credit however, he did go out of his way to electronically sign the statement.
A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay Restaurants issued a statement to Mail Online regarding the sudden closures and termination of staff contracts: “Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is continuing to work tirelessly in exceptional, unprecedented, global circumstances to ensure that as many employees as possible are being retained by the business.”
Many have spoken out in anger over Ramsay’s decision on Twitter, which led the TV chef to trend No.1 on the platform. The tweet below details that bosses with far less money are sticking by their staff and even going as far as keeping them on with their own money.